Don’t Sellout our Night Skies
Albany County for Smart Energy Development
Houston based industrial wind company ConnectGen funded by Houston investment company Quantum Energy Partners is trying to develop an industrial wind turbine facility next to Vedauwoo recreation area and Ames Monument. They call their project Rail Tie. ACSED while in favor of renewable energy in Albany County is fighting to preserve this area and is asking the county to amend regulations to prevent wind energy development in areas like Vedauwoo.
Help us protect our natural resources
IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!
The Albany County Commissioners are hosting a hearing on the Rail Tie Project. We encourage all who would like to comment to attend this meeting.
- Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 6:00PM
- Albany County District Court Courtroom
- 3rd Floor, Albany County Courthouse
- 525 Grand Avenue, Suite 301
If you can’t make the meeting, please send your comments right away!
Protest / Demonstration
A protest will be held outside of the County Courthouse building an hour before the County Commission hearing. Bring signs!
- Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 5:00PM
- Albany County Courthouse
- 525 Grand Avenue
Camp In at Corral Springs
Camp-In @ Corral Springs
Come enjoy the stars and an evening of fun before the Rail Tie wind project turns this pristine nature into an industrial park. Shawn Hess will provide entertainment. 106 Corral Springs Road, Tie Siding
Join us for a protest rally at 5pm at the Albany County Courthouse on Grand Ave.
Albany County Commission Hearing
Testimony will be taken from concerned Albany County residents on application submitted by ConnectGen for Rail Tie Project. 6pm – Albany County Courthouse
Bill and Valerie Dorsey moved to Albany County for their retirement.
Virtual Update Meeting held Thursday, February 11th.
A overview of why the Rail Tie Industrial Wind Project is wrong for this area of Albany County.
Number of Wind Turbines
145 turbines at a height of 675 feet each
Nearest turbine would be less than 1 mile from the border of Vedauwoo Recreation area and 1/2 mile from historic Ames Monument. Turbines would also be on both sides of Hwy 287 entering Laramie.
Turbines would be located within a major habitat area with elk herds of over 200 elk, large pronghorn antelope migration, and eagle nesting.
3D Google Earth Renderings of Rail Tie Wind Project
We used 3D modeling to provide “to scale” models of landmarks such as Ames Monument and “to scale” models of the proposed wind turbines. Then integrated them in Google Earth.
Our Top Priorities
These are some of our top priorities for an responsible energy future in Albany County.
Proper siting of wind energy projects
Protecting recreation and historic areas of Albany County
Encouraging carbon neutrality while protecting our natural resources
Protecting animal habitats when siting energy projects
Valuing our past and protecting our future
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”