Crowding the skies

Impact of wind energy on golden eagles heard by Carbon County commissioners


As wind energy projects continue to blow into northern Carbon County, various entities have sought to determine the impacts it has or will have on wildlife. 

In 2021, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) had considered a moratorium on any energy projects in the Shirley Basin area. The discussion of this moratorium came following a presentation from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department regarding a study of wind energy project impacts on the Medicine Bow Pronghorn Herd Unit. That moratorium ultimately failed on a 2-3 vote.

On May 3, another presentation was made before the county...

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