Groups will ask for more time to comment on TransWest

Aug 19, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management hosted two meetings this week to collect public comments on the TransWest high-voltage wind power transmission line. That wasn’t enough for some, who say more opportunity for public input is needed.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council’s Richard Garrett says the federally mandated 90 day comment period is not sufficient. “We, together with a number of other conservation groups, are requesting a sixty-day extension to the comment period. We believe that there are a lot of things that need to be taken into account for this project to move forward,” he added.

Garrett emphasized that it is important that landowners, residents, and other interested parties have sufficient time to evaluate the preferred and alternative routes. The transmission line will carry electricity generated by Wyoming wind turbines across southern Wyoming to southern Nevada.