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==External links==
==External links==
* "[https://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2022/01/10/burning-man-some-gerlach-locals-oppose-future-geothermal-project-ormat-technologies-inc/9158967002/ Burning Man Project, some Gerlach locals oppose future Ormat geothermal project]," Jenny Kane (Reno Gazette Journal, January 10, 2022)
* "[https://journal.burningman.org/2022/01/news/global-news/ormat-geothermal-part-2/ Check Out Our Comments on Ormat’s Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project]" (burningman.org, January 7, 2022)
** [https://o7fe62guj6g73vlj30xpogpm-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Comments-to-BLM-Gerlach-Ormat-Project-1-7-22-1-1.pdf Full comments from Burning Man] (January 7, 2022)
* [https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016744/570 Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project] (BLM National NEPA Register)
* [https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016744/570 Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project] (BLM National NEPA Register)
** [https://eplanning.blm.gov/public_projects/2016744/200502175/20051265/250057448/Ormat_Gerlach%20Exploration%20Operations%20Plan_508.pdf Operations Plan, Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project]
** [https://eplanning.blm.gov/public_projects/2016744/200502175/20051265/250057448/Ormat_Gerlach%20Exploration%20Operations%20Plan_508.pdf Operations Plan, Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project] ([[:File:Ormat Gerlach Exploration Operations Plan 508.pdf|local copy]])
** [https://eplanning.blm.gov/public_projects/2016744/200502175/20051292/250057475/Gerlach_Baseline%20Studies%20Status_508.pdf Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project, Environmental Assessment, Baseline Studies] ([[:File:Gerlach Baseline Studies Status 508.pdf|local copy]])
* [https://journal.burningman.org/2021/12/news/global-news/ormats-geothermal-comments/ Commenting Period Open for Ormat’s Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Project] (burningman.org, December 23, 2021)
* [https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nevadawilderness/pages/3290/attachments/original/1604089503/OrmatGerlachProposal2020.pdf?1604089503 Ormat Gerlach Proposal Letter] BLM, October 1, 2020. ([[:File:OrmatGerlachProposal2020.pdf| local copy]])
* [https://www.nevadawilderness.org/darkskiesthreatened Dark Skies, Tourism Threatened in Gerlach] (Nevada Wilderness, October 30, 2020)
* [https://blackrockdesert.org/ormat-concerned-stakeholder-discussion/ Ormat concerned stakeholder discussion] (Friends of Black Rock/High Rock)
** [http://blackrockdesert.org/wp-content/uploads/Final-Prescoping-Comments-to-BLM-Regarding-Gerlach-Ormat-Project-11-30-20-1.pdf Final Prescoping Comments to BLM Regarding Gerlach Ormat Project] (November 30, 2020)
* [https://thermalzones.com/places/nv0312583926 Gerlach, Nevada Geothermal Energy Zones]
* [https://thermalzones.com/places/nv0312583926 Gerlach, Nevada Geothermal Energy Zones]
** [https://thermalzones.com/owners/2438921 Hilltop Energy Resources LLC Geothermal Energy Zones] has a number of leases
** [https://thermalzones.com/owners/2321000 Gerlach Geothermal LLC Geothermal Energy Zones]
* [https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nevadawilderness/pages/3290/attachments/original/1604089503/OrmatGerlachProposal2020.pdf?1604089503 Ormat Gerlach Proposal Letter] BLM, October 1, 2020. ([[:File:OrmatGerlachProposal2020.pdf | local copy]])
** [https://thermalzones.com/owners/2438921 Hilltop Energy Resources LLC Geothermal Energy Zones] has a number of nearby leases, but not the leases listed by Ormat?
* [https://www.nevadawilderness.org/darkskiesthreatened Dark Skies, Tourism Threatened in Gerlach], Nevada Wilderness.
* [https://blackrockdesert.org/ormat-concerned-stakeholder-discussion/ Ormat concerned stakeholder discussion] (Friends of Black Rock/High Rock)
** [http://blackrockdesert.org/wp-content/uploads/Final-Prescoping-Comments-to-BLM-Regarding-Gerlach-Ormat-Project-11-30-20-1.pdf Final Prescoping Comments to BLM Regarding Gerlach Ormat Project]


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Latest revision as of 02:54, 11 January 2022

The Gerlach Geothermal Development Project is a Geothermal project that started in 2020.

The project would add two 24 megawatt (total) power plants with 23 wells, 4.6 miles of pipeline, roads and a powerline to the San Emidio Desert plants.[1]

Some Gerlach residents are concerned about the effect the plants and wells would have on the viewshed, night skies and water supplies.

On October 1, 2020, the BLM accepted pre-scoping comments for 60 days.[2]

In 2020, the proposed map showed well pads located on the west side of Highway 34, near Dooby Lane,[1] located at 40° 40′ 43.1″ N, 119° 21′ 40.3″ W in section 3, just north of where 34 crosses the boundary between section 3 and section 10.

On December 10, 2021, the BLM solicited comments on the project[3] and provided a map (reproduced below).

In the December 2021 map some of the proposed well pads moved across Highway 34, away from Dooby Lane.

Gerlach Geothermal Exploration Map from the December 2021 BLM request for comments.
Ormat Gerlach Proposal Map from 2020.

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