"Wyoming Site Approved for Largest U.S. Wind Farm"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- Clearing the way for the largest wind farm in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre site in Wyoming as suitable for wind energy development."

"A maximum of 3,000-megawatts of power will be generated by as many as 1,000 wind turbines on two sites in Carbon County south of Rawlins, Wyoming, enough to power nearly one million homes. Land ownership in the windswept area is a checkerboard of public, private, and state lands.

The  project is sited about 50 percent on federal land and and 50 percent on private land within the boundaries of a 320,000-acre ranch owned and operated by The Overland Trail Cattle Company LLC."

Environment News Service had the story October 11, 2012.

Source: ENS, 10/12/2012