The White House announced August 7 that it will expedite the permitting and review process for seven large scale wind and solar energy projects on public lands under a March 22 executive order requiring federal agencies to hasten significant infrastructure projects. The proposed projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming could produce nearly 5,000 MW of electricity. The largest project, the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Farm, would use 1,000 turbines to generate 3,000 MW on two sites totaling 230,000 acres in Wyoming. The permits are scheduled to be finalized between this December and October 2014.