E-mail Alert
Federal agencies seek public input on the TWE Project
4 open houses scheduled week of Feb. 14

DENVER, Feb. 14, 2011 – The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration are seeking public comments as part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Project – a regional transmission system upgrade that will deliver 3,000 megawatts of clean energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest. The 725-mile proposed route for the TWE Project crosses primarily federal land.

Public scoping open houses are scheduled this week as follows:


Scoping Meeting
Richfield, Utah
Richfield High School
510 West 100 South
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Milford, Utah
Milford Elementary School
450 South 700 West
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Cedar City, Utah
Cedar High School
703 West 600 South
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
St. George, Utah
Washington County Library
St. George Branch
88 West 100 South
4-7 p.m.

Staff from the BLM, Western and TWE will be available at the public meetings to explain project details and gather information from interested individuals and groups.

Duchesne, Utah, public scoping meeting Maps of proposed and alternate routes for the TWE Project are available for the public to review both hardcopy and online. The online maps are linked to a unique GIS tool that allows people to connect their comments to specific map locations.

In addition to the meetings, people also can send comments by mail and e-mail at TransWest_WYMail@blm.gov. To be considered in the Draft EIS, comments must be received by April 4, the close of the scoping period.

For more information about TransWest Express LLC, the TWE Project, and a complete public scoping meeting schedule for January - March, visit www.transwestexpress.net.

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