Quaking Aspen Wind Farm Could Create 200 Jobs
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A company that wants to build a wind farm south of Rock Springs says the project would create 200 jobs during construction and lead to 25 long-term jobs once it starts operations.
EnXco (en-EX’-koh) presented the economic benefits of the proposal during a public hearing on the proposal Monday in Rock Springs.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner (http://bit.ly/tjP0EP ) reports the company wants to build between 70 and 100 wind turbines on the south side of Quaking Aspen Mountain.
The company’s regional manager, Greg Probst, said it picked a site where the turbines wouldn’t be visible from Rock Springs, Green River or White Mountain.
Some residents are concerned about how the turbines could affect big-game hunting and sage grouse habitat.
The company hopes to complete an environmental review in early 2015.