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In Wyoming wind, a conservative billionaire sees California’s future SAMMY ROTH

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You wouldn’t expect Philip Anschutz to build America’s biggest wind farm. Anschutz is one of the country’s richest people, with an estimated net worth of $12 billion. He owns or holds major stakes in Regal Cinemas, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, among many other music festivals, sports franchises and event venues. He co-founded Major League Soccer, and he once bought and sold the Southern Pacific Railroad. He’s also a big player in conservative politics. He owns two influential right-leaning magazines, the Weekly Standard and help elect Republicans across the country over the last two years, according to campaign-finance records. Anschutz owes his fortune to fossil fuels. He got his start in the oil and gas industry in the early 1960s, taking over his father’s drilling company and eventually discovering a massive Please see GRID, 6A

PROJECT BASICS Wyoming’s proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project would be the country’s largest. Some features:

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TODAY: Wyoming wind could power California MONDAY: Jerry Brown wants to rewire the West TUESDAY: Jobs, energy bills and Warren Buffett

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miles of power line to deliver electricity to California.

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