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EIS on Springdale, MT Area Wind Farm Released August 15, 2009

A draft environmental impact statement on a proposed 79-megawatt wind farm three miles northeast of Springdale in Sweet Grass County has been released by the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

The DNRC will host a public meeting on the Coyote Wind Farm from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Big Timber Carnegie Library, 314 McLeod St.

Dick Moore, area manager of DNRC’s Southern Land Office, said the wind farm would include an estimated 64.8 megawatts on private land and 14.4 megawatts on adjacent state-owned school trust land.

DNRC staff, along with representatives from Coyote Wind LLC, will make two presentations on the project at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A copy of the draft environmental impact statement, released Wednesday, is available at dnrc.mt.gov/trust/wind/ Coyote.asp.

Public comments can be mailed to: Montana DNRC, Southern Land Office, Coyote Wind Farm, 1371 Rimtop Drive, Billings, MT 59105.

Comments also may be e-mailed to the DNRC’s Jeff Bollman at jbollman@mt.gov.

Written public comment will be accepted through Sept. 11.

Great Falls Tribune – http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090815/NEWS01/908150313/1002

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