Sept. 10, 2013 – The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office is holding two public scoping meetings related to Power Company of Wyoming LLC’s Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project later this month, on Sept. 23 in Saratoga and Sept. 24 in Rawlins.
According to BLM, “The scoping meetings will provide an opportunity for the public and interested parties to ask questions one-on-one with BLM specialists, view maps and posters detailing the site-specific phases of the CCSM project, and provide written comments.”
More information and meeting details are available in the BLM news release issued Monday.
The CCSM Project is an up to 1,000-turbine wind farm to be located south of Sinclair and Rawlins in Carbon County, Wyoming. The project's long-term surface disturbance will be less than 2,000 acres of a 320,000-acre ranch. With a nameplate capacity of up to 3,000 megawatts, this wind energy project will ensure a reliable, cost-effective supply of renewable electricity that’s unmatched in the West. This output will help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, diversify energy sources and meet growing demand for cost-effective renewable energy. At the same time, the wind project will generate hundreds of good jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and other economic benefits.
The project was named as a “nationally and regionally significant” wind energy project in August 2012 and as a BLM “renewable energy priority project” in November 2011.
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