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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

December 19, 2014 1:20 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Clean energy will provide jobs, savings for Montana

Montana is bursting with opportunity in the clean energy sector. A recent report by Synapse Energy Economics for the Montana Environmental Information Center showed we can create thousands of jobs by developing our vast renewable energy resources and helping people make their homes and busin…

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MDU to purchase wind farm in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase a the wind farm to be developed outside of Hettinger next year.

November 25, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, wou…

September 24, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit

Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit

CASPER, Wyo. — The head of the company planning to build 1,000 turbines in Carbon County says the project will proceed with or without federal tax incentives.

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Company says tax break preferable, not necessary for wind farm

CASPER, Wyo. — The largest proposed onshore wind project in the United States does not need a recently expired federal tax credit to be commercially viable, the head of the company planning to build 1,000 turbines in Carbon County said last week.

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Permit submitted for proposed wind farm in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application for a state permit to build the wind farm.

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Judge says wind farm lawsuit belongs in Montana

Judge says wind farm lawsuit belongs in Montana

A state judge says a lawsuit over protections for eagles and other birds living adjacent to a wind farm near the Canada border should be heard in Montana.

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Wyoming wind marks anniversary

RAWLINS, Wyo. — Wyoming has marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state this past week.

April 26, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…
Utility alleges fraud in Montana wind farm deal

Utility alleges fraud in Montana wind farm deal

A California utility that invested in a Montana wind farm has accused the developer of fraudulently concealing that federal wildlife officials recommended the project get a permit in case it harms eagles.

March 31, 2014 3:11 pmLoading…
Federal judge asked to settle wind farm dispute

Federal judge asked to settle wind farm dispute

A California utility is asking a federal judge to decide if the developers of a northwest Montana wind farm did enough to protect nearby golden eagles.

December 26, 2013 3:02 pmLoading…

Council OKs wind project changes

SARATOGA — The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council this week approved changes to the planned Wasatch Wind project in Converse County.

December 22, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Montana wind farm owner sues California utility

HELENA - The owner of a Montana wind farm and one of its investors are suing each other.

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Environmentalists oppose longer eagle-take permits

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Some environmental groups in Wyoming oppose the Obama administration's decision to allow wind companies to kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

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Government to extend authorizations for eagle deaths

WASHINGTON —The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.

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Wind farm project seeks eagle-kill permit

Wind farm project seeks eagle-kill permit

CASPER, Wyo. — The Power Company of Wyoming plans to apply next month for a federal permit that will allow the firm to kill a limited number of eagles every year at its planned Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind farm in Carbon County.

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Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

WASHINGTON — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.

November 22, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…

Man gets 151 months in Wyoming wind farm fraud

CASPER, Wyo. — A Utah man who defrauded investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota must serve more than 12 years in prison, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

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Utah man faces sentencing in wind farm fraud

CASPER, Wyo. — A Utah man faces sentencing in federal court for his involvement in defrauding investors of more than $4 million by promoting nonexistent wind farm projects in Wyoming and South Dakota.

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Sweetwater County OKs tough new wind farm rules

CASPER, Wyo. — The wind energy industry has 43 pages of new rules to follow if it wants approval to operate in Sweetwater County — perhaps the most comprehensive guidelines in Wyoming.

August 08, 2013 7:44 pmLoading…

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