Last week the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced that it recently completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for geothermal leasing on around 615,230 acres on the Bridgeport, Austin, Tonopah, and Ely Ranger Districts. The goal of this proposal is to identify appropriate sources for clean and renewable energy while minimizing impacts to National Forest System lands.
This week the Forest Service announced that it will be hosting a meeting to share details regarding the DEIS.
When: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., January 20, 2012
Where: 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Why: To discuss and answer questions regarding the Geothermal Resource Leasing DEIS
This DEIS has a 45-day comment period that began on December 30, 2011, the date that the Federal Register announced the availability of this document. Comments will be accepted until February 13, 2012. The full proposal, including maps of the proposed areas, is available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/htnf/geothermal.
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