BLM action okays first 500 turbines of Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project

Renewable energy and Wyoming jobs received a boost Wednesday as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the first 500 wind turbines for the Chokecherry Sierra Madre (CCSM) Wind Energy Project.

The BLM action followed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Record of Decision (ROD) indicating that it would issue an Eagle Take Permit for Power Company of Wyoming’s (PCW) Chokecherry and CCSM when final mitigation plans are provided.  The Fish and Wildlife Service decision came after a thorough analysis of the potential impacts to eagles from the wind energy project.

From Wyoming Business Report