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The Wyoming Public Service Commission will review the Pioneer Wind Park PPA in an important development for the NLRA.
over 2 years ago
Six years on, and NLRA is still fighting to protect the Northern Laramie Range – see the update at
about 5 years ago
Wyoming Public Service Commission has ordered Rocky Mountain Power to pay up for wind energy from Wasatch. Did your Legislature OK this?
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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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Pioneer Wind Park PPA Subject to PURPA Review

The Wyoming Public Service Commission will review the Pioneer Wind Park Power Purchase Agreement

Cheyenne, June 5, 2015. In an important development on Thursday, June 4, Michael Robinson of the Wyoming Attorney General’s office - agreeing with the position long taken by NLRA - told a district court in Cheyenne that the Wyoming Public Service Commission (WPSC) will review the Pioneer Wind Park Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to determine whether it complies with federal law. The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and WPSC regulations implementing it require the WPSC to review the Pioneer PPA and to consider whether the PPA complies with PURPA and WPSC regulations. It remains unclear what will be the context for this review...

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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.