BLM reviews road upgrade for Wyoming wind farm
Written byJEREMY FUGLEBERG, Casper Star-Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management is opening an environmental review of a Converse County road upgrade crucial to plans for a contested wind energy project.
County officials have applied to upgrade Mormon Canyon Road south of Glenrock, where work is needed to open the way for construction of the proposed 62-turbine Pioneer Park Wind Energy Project.
The work crosses federal land and must get federal approval. It would widen the road and reduce tight curves.
The section of the road that triggered the federal review is a quarter-mile stretch “in a narrow canyon with steep sides and a drainage crossing” about 10 miles south of Glenrock, the BLM said in a media release.VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE