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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!

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS

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

Camp In at Corral Springs

Upcoming Events

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May

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 

1

Jun

Protest Rally

Join us for a protest rally at 5pm at the Albany County Courthouse on Grand Ave.  

1

Jun

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.

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About Rail Tie Industrial Wind Project

Turbine Locations (Click on image to enlarge.)

LAND USE

26,600 Acres

Number of Wind Turbines

145 turbines at a height of 675 feet each

Location

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.

Wildlife Preservation

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.

Southbound on Monument Road looking at Ames Monument.

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Pumpkin Vine Road looking South

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Northbound on Hwy 287 into Laramie.

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Hermosa Road looking south.

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Our Top Priorities

These are some of our top priorities for an responsible energy future in Albany County.

Energy

Proper siting of wind energy projects

Forests

Protecting recreation and historic areas of Albany County

Climate

Encouraging carbon neutrality while protecting our natural resources

Wildlife

Protecting animal habitats when siting energy projects

Historic Monuments

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.”

- Margaret Mead