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over 2 years ago
Wyoming Public Service Commission has ordered Rocky Mountain Power to pay up for wind energy from Wasatch. Did your Legislature OK this?
almost 4 years ago
URGENT: NLRA members urged to come to the Clarion Inn in Douglas and fill out a Statement of Limited Appearance ASAP. Available at entry
almost 4 years ago
Industrial siting council hearing STARTS TOMORROW at 9:30am at the Clarion Inn in Douglas. Please attend if you can!
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We are more than 900 members of the community in central Wyoming who care about our agriculture, wildlife, history, landscape and recreation.

The Northern Laramie Range is threatened by wind-energy industrialization.
And the wind developers and their backers expect us – as taxpayers and utility ratepayers – to subsidize it.

The Northern Laramie Range Alliance is fighting this industrialization of our pristine mountain country, and the tax breaks and other favors that make it possible.

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ISC to Meet on Monday to Consider Another Wasatch Wind Permit Extension

We hope you can make it

Dear Friends, This coming Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Douglas Inn & Convention Center, 1450 Riverbend Drive in Douglas, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council (ISC) will meet to consider a request by Wasatch Wind to extend for more than a year the permit it obtained in 2011 to build its “Pioneer Wind Park” project in the mountains south of Glenrock. The meeting will be held during the work week, and during working hours, which means that many of us won’t be able to attend. But this is an important meeting, and we hope you can make it. It’s important that all of us be aware that Wasatch is persisting in its efforts to industrialize the mountains...

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Public Input Needed to Prevent the Destruction of Scenic Mormon Canyon Road

To get its turbines and towers into the Mountains, Wasatch needs to widen, straighten and grade Mormon Canyon Road, part of the scenic Boxelder-Mormon Canyon Loop featured in Dan Lewis’s classic 8,000 Miles of Dirt: A Backroad Travel Guide to Wyoming. A portion of Mormon Canyon Road crosses BLM-administered federal land. Wasatch has induced a public body - the Converse County Board of County Commissioners - to apply to the BLM on its behalf to get permission for this to happen. When we learned of this, NLRA asked that BLM insist on detailed plans and full environmental and historic surveys, and formal public notice and a period for public comment, before granting any such easement. » Read the NLRA's letter to the BLM

The BLM has asked for public comments to be submitted by October 26, (» Read the BLM press release) and we strongly urge all of you to write asking BLM not to allow this extreme makeover of one of the region’s scenic byways.