Thursday, February 4, 2010

BLM schedules White Mountain wind energy meeting

By JEFF GEARINO Southwest Wyoming bureau | Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:10

ROCK SPRINGS -- Federal officials this morning released their environmental study of Sweetwater County's first major commercial wind energy project proposed for White Mountain.
The Bureau of Land Management's environmental assessment looks at the potential environmental consequences of Teton Wind, LCC's proposed White Mountain Wind Energy project for southwest Wyoming.

Teton Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lehi, Utah-based Tasco Engineering, Inc.

The company is proposing to construct up to 240 wind turbines on top of the popular local landmark, White Mountain, which lies west and northwest of Rock Springs. The turbines could provide approximately 1 million megawatts of annual electricity.

The project area is comprised of approximately 13,165 total acres, including 8,527 acres of private lands and 4,398 acres of BLM-administered public lands.

BLM Rock Springs Field Manager Lance Porter said the agency scheduled a public meeting Feb. 24 at the Young at Heart Senior Center to discuss the document.

BLM officials said two sessions are scheduled. The first will begin at 4 p.m. and the second will start at 6 p.m.

The assessment can be viewed on the agency's Web site at

Read more about this story in Thursday's Star-Tribune.

Contact southwest Wyoming bureau reporter Jeff Gearino at 307-875-5359 or gearino@tribcsp.c

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