WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement Wednesday after the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) approved the Sagamore wind project in Roosevelt County by a unanimous vote:
“I’m pleased to hear that the Sagamore wind project has been approved for Roosevelt County. This project will lead to the largest wind farm in New Mexico history, significantly increasing economic output. I have always believed that New Mexico should be the nation’s leader in energy development, which can only be accomplished by moving our state to an ‘all-the-above’ energy approach. With this, states like New Mexico will contribute more to the responsible production and development of energy resources, generating more money for our schools, teachers, roads, and other essential services that our communities rely on.”
Nov. 29, 2017, Rep. Pearce sent a letter of support to the PRC for this project to move forward in New Mexico. This request was approved to move forward in Sagamore, 20 miles south of Portales, and will encompass about 100,000 acres.