CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A preliminary finding by the Bureau of Land Management says a proposed southern Wyoming wind farm would have no significant impact on the human environment.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/lp4mvmd ) the conclusion was one of two environmental analyses to be done on the $5 billion Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project. The other is a study of a transmission line.
The project also needs a permit for the number of eagles the turbines are expected to kill.
The Power Company of Wyoming plans to build up to 1,000 turbines in Carbon County. They would produce enough electricity for 1 million homes.
The Power Company is a wholly owned affiliate of Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz's The Anschutz Corp.
On Aug. 6, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council signed off on the project.
Information from:Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com