BLM issues decision on the first commercial solar project on Wyoming lands
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – In support of the Department’s goal of energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office released the final environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact and decision record for the Sweetwater Solar Energy Facility today.
Proposed by Sweetwater Solar, LLC, the 80-megawatt Sweetwater Solar Energy Facility would create up to 300 jobs during the six-month construction period and produce enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. The project could generate local tax revenue for Sweetwater County of $421,200 and $616,500 for the State of Wyoming. The project is located in Sweetwater County approximately 11 miles northwest of the city of Green River along the southern and northern sides of State Highway 372.
The final environmental assessment, FONSI, and decision record can be reviewed online at https://go.usa.gov/xQC2Z.
For more information, please contact Crystal Hoyt at 307-352-0322.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.