Obama's Day, March 21: Discussing Energy in Nevada

President will travel to Boulder City, Nev., today to discuss energy.

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In the morning, the President will travel to Boulder City, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at McCarran International Airport are open press.

While in Boulder City, the President will visit the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country with nearly one million solar panels powering 17,000 homes. The President will highlight his Administration’s focus on diversifying our energy portfolio, including expanding renewable energy from sources like wind and solar, which thanks in part to investments made by this Administration is set to double in the President’s first term. The President’s tour of the facility will be pooled press and the President’s remarks are open press.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Boulder City, Nevada en route Roswell, New Mexico. The departure from McCarran International Airport and arrival at Roswell International Air Center Airport are open press.

Later, the President will travel to oil and gas production fields located on federal lands outside of Maljamar, New Mexico, an area home to more than seventy active drilling rigs. While in Maljamar, the President will highlight the Administration’s commitment to expanding domestic oil and gas production, which has increased each year he has been in office, with domestic oil production currently at an eight year high and domestic natural gas production at an all-time high. The President’s remarks are pooled for television, and open to pre-credentialed stills and correspondents.

In the evening, the President will depart Roswell, New Mexico en route Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The departure from Roswell International Air Center Airport and the arrival at Tinker Air Force Base are open press. The President will spend the night in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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