Aug. 1, 2013 – Helping to increase public awareness about the opportunity to comment, approximately 40 articles have appeared in publications from Colorado to California about the TWE Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which was released on July 3 and prepared by the Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration.
Most recently, the BLM published another reminder about the 13 public meetings/hearings scheduled from Aug. 14-Sept. 6 to provide information and gather public input on the Draft EIS for the TransWest Express Transmission Project. The TWE Project will connect the region’s strongest renewable energy demand with the region’s most cost-effective renewable energy supplies, create jobs, help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and strengthen the power grid that serves everyone in the western U.S. People do not have to attend a meeting in order to provide comments on the federal environmental analysis.
Other media coverage includes:
- July 3, E&E Greenwire, “BLM advances major Wyo.-to-Nevada project as Obama admin pushes renewable energy”
- July 3, Casper Star-Tribune, “Review released for TransWest power line from Wyoming to Nevada”
- July 3, Denver Business Journal, “Power line passes federal milestone”
- July 15, Deseret News, “Energy transmission lines that cross Utah are up for public review”
- July 26, Craig Daily Press, “BLM seeks input on TransWest line routes”
Articles also have been published by the Associated Press (running in multiple media outlets), Platts Megawatt Daily, North American Windpower, Wyoming Business Report, Rawlins Daily Times, The Saratoga Sun, Snake River Press, The Denver Post, The Salt Lake Tribune and several local broadcast stations. The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority featured the TWE Project in its July 23 news release, “Two Wyoming ‘Rapid Response’ transmission projects moving closer to development completion.”
The Draft EIS results from more than four years of environmental analysis, public input and collaboration among more than 50 federal, state and local cooperating agencies. The public has until Sept. 30 to review the Draft EIS and provide comments for BLM and Western to consider as they prepare the Final EIS, scheduled for release next year. Comments may be submitted during the public meetings, by email at TransWest_WYMail@blm.gov, or by mail to TransWest Express Transmission Project, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 20678, Cheyenne, WY 82003.
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