Carbon County wind farm gets permit

Carbon County wind farm gets permit

There are 3 comments on the Casper Star-Tribune story from Feb 13, 2008, titled Carbon County wind farm gets permit. In it, Casper Star-Tribune reports that:

“PacifiCorp will provide temporary housing (for the workers) at another wind project site near Glenrock”

Wyoming's largest electrical utility last week received a state Industrial Siting Council permit for a planned wind farm in Carbon County, but not before the council heard some serious concerns about the ... via Casper Star-Tribune

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#1 Feb 21, 2008
Is it me, or does the county look at Hanna as their big, fat, redheaded ugly step-sister? If these folks in Rawlins are befuddled as how to accommodate 166 people for the wind farm, how are they going to help plan for thousands for the gasification plant? You can bet they will grab all the tax dollars generated by these businesses, but how much of the money will be funneled back into the communities affected by these projects?
Nominated for most ridiculous statement ever-
Weickum acknowledged that “166 people is more manageable" than the large number expected for the coal-to-liquids plant, but "all of them in one room is not going to work." This is after admitting that the area has over 5,000 hotel rooms, and that housing will be provided by the energy company anyway. With the lack of foresight and practical solutions, I think this is going to end up badly. Apparently, problem solving is not our local leaders forte.

Farson, WY

#2 Mar 6, 2008
sweet utah is always going to blow and nebraska is always going to suck so us wind farmers have some kind of a chance here!

Denver, CO

#3 Mar 7, 2008
i agree!

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