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Big Wyoming wind farm clears another government hurdle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the biggest wind projects under development in North America cleared another regulatory hurdle Wednesday with the release of a federal environmental study looking at the first-phase installation of 500 wind turbines. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s environmental analysis tentatively allows planning for the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind project south of Rawlins to continue. The ...

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Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday opened a 30-day period in which it will accept any protests against land-use changes for the TransWest Express project in the ...

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Could Wyoming oil boom be over before it started?

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Plunging oil prices and other factors are slowing Wyoming’s fledgling oil boom. Industry executives and observers blame a 40 percent drop in price, months of tepid global demand and news that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will not curtail production. Anschutz Corp. is scaling back from its aggressive plans to drill for oil in Campbell ...

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Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An alliance of four companies has proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project: — COMPRESSED AIR: Wyoming wind seems to blow year-round, but it’s actually a lot windier during winter. ...

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Anschutz named a purchaser of Barrett’s Wyoming acreage

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media One of the entities acquiring Wyoming drilling acreage from the recent Bill Barrett Corp. sale has been found to be the Colorado investor Phillip Anschutz, according to a report by the Casper Star-Tribune. Last week the company Anschutz Corp. attested to the completion of a $69 million land swap with Bill Barrett Corp. Anschutz ...

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