Slowing the wind
BOCCC consider moratorium on energy projects
November 17, 2021
It is often joked that in Wyoming the wind is so prevalent, when there’s a day without it everyone in the state falls flat on their faces. This seems especially true for Carbon County, especially around Hanna and Medicine Bow.
Due to the surplus of wind in the area, the past decade has seen a number of energy companies converge on the Cowboy State with wind energy projects. What has been unknown since windmills and transmission lines began cropping up, however, is the impact it has had on local wildlife. An ongoing study from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is seeking to deter...