E-mail Alert
7 public scoping open houses remain regarding TWE Project
4 events scheduled in Nevada this week

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2011 – After holding 16 public scoping open houses across Colorado and Utah, the Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration are coming to Nevada this week to seek public comments as part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Project. The TWE Project is a regional transmission system upgrade that will deliver 3,000 megawatts of clean energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest, and its 725-mile proposed route primarily crosses federal land.

Four public scoping open houses are scheduled this week as follows:


Scoping Meeting
Caliente, Nev.
Caliente Elementary School
300 Lincoln Street
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Overton, Nev.
Moapa Valley Community Center
320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Henderson, Nev.
Heritage Park Senior Facility
300 S. Racetrack Road
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Las Vegas, Nev.
Desert Breeze Community Center
8275 Spring Mountain
4-7 p.m.

Staff from the BLM, Western and TransWest Express LLC will be available at the public meetings to explain project details and gather information from the public. The last three scoping events will be held March 8-10 in Wyoming.

In addition to the meetings, people also can send comments by mail and e-mail at TransWest_WYMail@blm.gov. To be considered in the Draft EIS, comments must be received by April 4, the close of the scoping period.

For more information about TransWest Express LLC, the TWE Project, and a complete public scoping meeting schedule for January - March, visit www.transwestexpress.net.

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