Hoover Dam

Bold Action Required

Bold Action Required

Today, we are once again at a critical inflection point in the development of this nation’s energy industry that requires bold leadership and federal action. We have an economic crisis coupled with a looming energy crisis — and we have the technological ability to help solve both. The country has shown this kind of bold leadership before and can do it again. Seventy-three years ago today, the generators at the Hoover Dam's power plant located near Las Vegas, Nevada began transmitting electricity from the Colorado River to Los Angeles — 266 miles away.