Wasatch Wind

A controversial wind project near Glenrock is inching closer to final approval. Wasatch Wind initially proposed the Pioneer Wind Park in 2011, but it faced significant opposition from the get-go and the company ended up spending the last several years defending the project in court and hearings.

Now, a new company has taken over and is hoping to start construction soon. Utah-based s-Power bought the Pioneer wind project in early August. s-Power owns a number of other renewable energy projects across the country.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie Range.

Wasatch Wind of Salt Lake City plans to construct 62 towers at two locations. The Northern Laramie Range Alliance had challenged permits issued to the company by the Converse County Board of County Commissioners and Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.

A statement from the Northern Laramie Range Alliance says it still intends try to block construction of the wind farms.