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BLM Wind Development
A program analyst with the BLM office in Cheyenne, Mike Valle (Val-EE') spoke to the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative in Rawlins about the study on Monday. He said a wind study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is too broad and the BLM wants to more specifically identify the best areas.
The Rawlins Times reported that Valle said the BLM wants to avoid areas with endangered species and take into account how close areas are to existing power lines and the capacity of those lines. The energy lab found that Albany, Platte, Carbon, Converse and Natrona counties were the best for wind development. The BLM is a year into its study.