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BLM rejects massive wind farm along California-Nevada border

I'm not terribly surprised by this result. I was on a team about this time last year that was bidding on the 3rd Party EIS for this project (we were not successful). It was obvious there were significant issues with this and the smaller windfarm (Searchlight) that is referenced in the article. Searchlight had been struggling for years prior to Crescent Wind and that should have been a clue for the developers. Perhaps they thought the current administration would be more forgiving of their impacts? But this is not a fossil fuels project so maybe not. Regardless, this is a lesson that these projects are not rubber stamped by the feds and the value of doing some upfront research, such as having a consultant do a constraints analysis, on a project like this.

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