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Citizens' group loses Wyo. wind farm challenge

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm •  Published: December 17, 2012

Christine Watson Mikell, president of Wasatch Wind, said Friday that her organization is very pleased with the court decision. She said it's still reviewing the matter with its attorneys.

"We have done the environmental work, so it's a fully permitted project," Mikell said. She said the company hasn't started the 100-megawatt project and still needs to review the court decision.

The Northern Laramie Range Alliance issued a statement Monday.

"While disappointed with the court's ruling, the Northern Laramie Range Alliance believes the outcome is not surprising: As far as we have been able to determine, the ISC has never declined to issue an industrial siting permit in its 40 years of existence," the statement said. The alliance's news release also noted that Edison is in bankruptcy.

"With the deeply held belief that large-scale industrial facilities such as the Wasatch Wind project have no place in the Northern Laramie Range, the Alliance will continue its efforts to prevent the construction of this project and other large-scale industrial development that threatens the Range," the release stated.