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Draft EIS open houses continue next week
4 events scheduled in Utah for the week of Aug. 26

Aug. 23, 2013 – The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration continue to seek public comments in response to the recently published Draft 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.

The report informs the public of various factors associated with this new transmission line, including its potential ecological, aesthetic, cultural, economic and social effects. The draft report also identifies an agency preferred alternative route from south-central Wyoming, through northwest Colorado and central Utah, and through southeastern Nevada before the route terminates at the Eldorado Valley electric power complex near Hoover Dam.

Eight Draft EIS meetings/hearings are planned in Utah, with the next four events scheduled next week as follows:


Tribal Auditorium
1400 South 7002 East
Fort Duchesne, Utah
4-7 p.m.


Western Park Convention Center
302 East 200 South
Vernal, Utah
4-7 p.m.


Duchesne High School
155 West Main St.
Duchesne, Utah
4-7 p.m.


Carbon County Event Center
310 South Fairgrounds Road
Price, Utah
4-7 p.m.

Staff from the BLM, Western and TransWest will be available at the public meetings to explain project details and gather information from interested individuals and groups. The last four open houses will be held Sept. 3-6 in Nevada and Utah.

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.

For more information about TransWest Express LLC, the TWE Project, and a complete meeting schedule for August - September, visit www.transwestexpress.net.

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