Columbia Gorge wind farm opponents may go to court
Jason Spadaro, president of SDS Lumber, said he appreciates the governor's approval, but that the reduced size of the project means it is not economically viable at this time. A smaller project will need higher power prices to be viable, he said, and the project will be on hold but not permanently shelved.
March 6, 2012
by Shannon Dininny
in Associated Press
YAKIMA, Wash. (WTW) - Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday approved plans for a wind farm on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge over the objections of conservation groups and neighboring landowners, who fear the project will create unwanted noise, harm endangered species habitat and mar a popular scenic region.
Opponents said they may appeal the decision in court. One of the developers, meanwhile, said the approved project - smaller than was originally proposed - isn't economically viable at this time and is on hold.
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