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Main Street, Wyoming

Main Street, Wyoming

Capture the Wind

Main Street, Wyoming "Capture the Wind"
Airs Sunday, August 25 at 10:00 PM

What is the future of Wind Power in Wyoming? This hour long documentary takes an in-depth look at the history, the technology and the issues surrounding this new energy industry. From its impact on landscapes and wildlife, to its promise of clean, green energy, this program features experts and local citizens alike to deliver a comprehensive, thought provoking look at wind turbines and wind farms. Will wind generated power be the next big energy boom in the state, creating new wealth, jobs and revenue? Or will issues like the sage grouse, property rights and industrialization bring development to a grinding halt?

We’ll start off with an historical perspective of wind in Wyoming, and see how early windmills opened up the west. Then we’ll visit a present day wind farm and see how these large machines create electricity out of thin air. We’ll talk to the experts—biologists, engineers, industry and government officials to understand the social and economic impacts of these large scale projects and how they might change the face of Wyoming in the future. Finally, we'll go to the Northern Laramie Mountains where a battle is brewing among ranchers, landowners, hunters and hikers.

Visit the local Main Street, Wyoming website for more information on this and other related programs.