Dynamis Energy, the company pushing a controversial waste-to-energy project at the Ada County landfill, has seen its eastern Wyoming proposal go by the boards.
Citing plant cost concerns, and the amount of garbage that would be processed, county commissioners have pulled the plug on a Dynamis plant near Riverton, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Sunday. The commissioners were acting on advice from the county solid waste board, which questioned the project's feasibility.
“They brought it to us and asked us to take a look at it,” Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker told the Star-Tribune's Adam Voge. “It just didn’t pan out.”
Dynamis could not be reached for comment, Voge reports.
Dynamis has, for now, majority support from the Ada County commissioners, which awarded the company $2 million to design a project for the Hidden Hollow landfill site. But Sharon Ullman, the commission's most vocal project backer, lost in the May 15 GOP primary, suggesting a changing balance of power on the project.
Is the Fremont County decision a prologue for what come in Ada County? If anything changes, it's not likely to occur before January, when Ullman's term ends.
Here's a link to the Star-Tribune story.