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over 1 year ago
Wyoming Public Service Commission has ordered Rocky Mountain Power to pay up for wind energy from Wasatch. Did your Legislature OK this?
almost 3 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 3 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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NLRA December 2013 Update

Overview of the NLRA's latest efforts

Dear Friends, It has been many months since we brought you up to date on the Alliance’s work on your behalf, and on behalf of the mountain country in Albany, Converse and Natrona Counties. As previously reported, we’ve been focused on two areas: First, on efforts to prevent industrialization of the mountains. Second, on efforts to ensure that our members as electric ratepayers are offered the lowest- cost, most reliable service that our public utilities can provide. These two areas are closely related, because the viability of industrial-scale wind energy development threatening our mountains depends o...

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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.