The Times podcast: A Wyoming wind farm to power California

A man in a cowboy hat on rural land as the wind blows pink ribbons tied to stakes in the foreground and background.
Erik Glenn earlier this year between markers for future TransWest Express power lines in northwestern Colorado.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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There’s a Gold Rush happening right now in Wyoming — for wind. Billionaire developers are putting up wind turbines to help power California and turn the American West, long a place where fossil fuels ruled, into a green energy powerhouse.

But not everyone is happy. Today, we get into the challenges around what’s planned to be the largest wind farm in the country. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times energy reporter Sammy Roth

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