PacifiCorp’s WY wind farms receive key OK

GLENROCK — PacifiCorp cleared a major permitting hurdle for its Glenrock and Rolling Hills wind farms Tuesday, although communities which may be affected by the large construction workforce didn’t get all that they wanted to address anticipated impacts.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Industrial Siting Council approved PacifiCorp’s plans and issued a permit that allows the utility to begin construction.

To the dismay of the communities represented at the hearing, the council opted not to allow information about a separate PacifiCorp project at the Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock that is expected to bring in even more workers.

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