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RAWLINS (WNE) — Despite concerns from the Rocky Mountain Sheep Company, the Carbon County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday to recommend the Carbon County Commissioners approve a conditional use permit to Rocky Mountain Power.

The approval would likely allow RMP to start construction of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line on time.

The line is set to connect approximately 150 miles of 230 kilovolt and 850 miles of 500 kV power lines between Wyoming and Idaho.

In Carbon County, the proposed line would run parallel to U.S. Interstate 80 on its south side.

PZ Commission members Richard Wilson and Joan McGraw voted in favor of the recommendation, while Bryon Barkhurst voted against the recommendation due to concerns. Oliver R. Wille and Jay Grabow were both absent.

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