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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $11,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $3,700,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               21,500

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $1,700,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $300,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           7,200

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Medicine Bow Project, Carbon County, WY

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In 2006 the developer proposed construction of a $2 billion coal to liquid facility to produce up to 21,000 barrels per day of gasoline and other products … Continue reading

Wygen III Power Plant, Wyoming

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Powder River Basin Council PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND:  The developer proposed construction of a 110 megawatt, $255 million coal unit at an existing power plant near Gillette, Wyoming in 2006. In March 2007, the state … Continue reading

Dry Fork Station, North of Gillette, WY

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Western Resource Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, Earth Justice PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND:  In 2005 the developer proposed construction of a 385 megawatt, $1 billion coal plant near Gillette, Wyoming.  The … Continue reading

PacifiCorp Jim Bridger 5 Supercritical Unit, Sweetwater County, WY

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club, State of Oregon PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In December 2006 the developer announced plans for construction of a 527 megawatt unit at the existing Jim Bridger facility in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. At the same … Continue reading

Two Elk Energy Park Unit 1, Wright, WY

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Power River Basin Resource Council, Western Resource Advocates PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The developer first proposed a 325 megawatt, $225 million Two Elk facility in 1996 to burn waste coal.  A … Continue reading

Simpson Ridge Wind Farm Project, Wyoming

STATUS: Suspended TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: State Officials, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: The Carbon County Planning Commission approved development plans for Horizon Wind Energy’s 154-turbine project in 2009, and construction of the wind farm was expected to … Continue reading

Black Mountain Wind Park, Wyoming

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Northern Laramie Range Alliance; local residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In April 2009, Wasatch Wind LLC applied for a land lease but withdrew it a month later after people with grazing leases objected. … Continue reading

Gateway West Transmission Project, Idaho and Wyoming

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power plan to construct and operate the Gateway West project, which consists of 11 transmission line segments that extend a total of … Continue reading