Eiserman: I fear wind energy may industrialize Wyoming – Casper Star

April 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Editor:

At the expense of helping California taxpayers, Wyoming residents will be asked to sacrifice the many things we love about Wyoming. See the Casper Star-Tribune’s March 27 article, “Wyoming wind could save California ratepayers $1 billion.”

Most of the glowing figures concerning Wyoming’s wind resources have been developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. With all of the figures presented there is no consideration given to people or environmental entities. The massive wind farms necessary to achieve 3,000 megawatts of electricity required for California will change many square miles of southern Carbon County’s landscape forever. I fear this will be what many other Wyoming areas will also become: industrial electric utilities, changing the things that make Wyoming special — open spaces, wildlife and few people. It’ll be a drastic change from Wyoming’s agricultural landscape to a complex industrial electric utility. Maybe this insidious change is inevitable, from the Cowboy State to an electric utility state.

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