Environmental groups criticize Wind energy project

Oct 15 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Trevor Brown Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne

A proposal to build the country’s largest wind energy project south of Rawlins is drawing heat from environmental groups.

The Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance is considering legal action because of its concerns that the Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project would devastate local sage grouse and golden eagle populations.

The project, which calls for the construction of 1,000 wind turbines on 219,707 acres of land in Carbon County, won initial federal approval last week… Read more

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