The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for the public's input in the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Ely Energy Center, a coal-fired power-generating catastrophe.
Please. Please. Please... Go to the meeting.
In Ely; Wednesday, Feb. 7, Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 6th Street.
I will be going to the meeting in Alamo, so I won't make it to the Ely meeting.
If you may, please ask these questions for me:
How many tons of coal per day will this plant be burning?
The LS Power pamphlet states that they will be saving 80% of their water. Sierra Pacific claims that they will only save 50%. Will you explain the discrepancy?
How much water from Duck Creek Basin are you attempting to attain?
How do you plan to dispose of your by products?
What size sludge pond will Nevada be left with?
A representative from Sierra Pacific has claimed that your company will not be selling power to Southern Nevada Water Authority for their Groundwater Development Project (Eastern Nevada water grab pipeline network). Locals suspect that this is a lie. We suspect that Sierra Pacific will just sell the power to a middleman, who will then sell power to the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Can you convince us otherwise?
So far, we feel that we've been given the “really big sale” promotion. Sierra Pacific has been telling us how much we'll save – but haven't been willing to tell us how much this will actually cost us. In units we can understand, how much air pollution will this power plant generate?
If Sierra Pacific acquires water rights to White Pine County water, what will happen to those water rights once the power plants are retired?
Are there any laws to prevent SPPCO from selling the water acquired for generating purposes?