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TWE Project public scoping open houses conclude this week
3 events scheduled in Wyoming

DENVER, March 7, 2011 – The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration will hold the final three public scoping open houses about the TransWest Express Transmission Project this week in Wyoming.

The TWE Project is a regional transmission system upgrade that will deliver 3,000 megawatts of clean energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest, and its 725-mile proposed route primarily crosses federal land. As a result, the BLM and Western are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the TWE Project, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.

The open houses give the public an opportunity to review project information, ask questions, and provide comments to the BLM/Western for consideration in the Draft EIS, which is scheduled to be released in 2012.

The final three Wyoming public scoping open houses are scheduled as follows:


Scoping Meeting
Rawlins, Wyo.
Jeffrey Center
315 West Pine
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Rock Springs, Wyo.
Rock Springs High School
1375 James Drive
4-7 p.m.


Scoping Meeting
Baggs, Wyo.
LSRV Higher Education Center
360 Whippoorwill
4-7 p.m.

After the Wyoming open houses have concluded, the BLM/Western will have held 23 public scoping events in 7 weeks across four states. 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 the TWE Project and its benefits to the electrical system, to the environment and to the economy, visit www.transwestexpress.net.

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