Some landowners who favor a wind farm coming to the area of Wolverine Canyon are a little concerned Tuesday morning about the upcoming public comment period, since there is worry that the public has been misinformed. ...Landowners on both sides of the controversy must face a re-do of the entire decision on bringing wind turbines to the area, after worries of a conflict of interest caused the commissioners to send the controversy back to Planning and Zoning.
Sage grouse are being reviewed a second time because of a federal suit filed by Idaho's own Western Watersheds Project in 2006. In December 2007, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill overturned a previous decision not to list the bird because of concerns about political meddling at the Interior Department. The judge ordered Fish and Wildlife to take another look.
Roberts said that wind should be excluded because the program was designed to incentivize the creation of a new industry in the Gem State and that the rebate had achieved its purpose. "Wind energy is well-started," said Roberts.
Plans by two electric utilities to build 1,150 miles of new high-voltage transmission lines across southern Idaho and Wyoming are on schedule, with a draft environmental impact statement on the work expected late this summer. ...Idaho Power began work on a series of environmental studies that will provide crucial information for the draft document.
Homeowners living near 115 North near Ririe are banding together in hopes of preventing a major wind farm project from being constructed on land near their homes.
"We moved out here from Houston to get away from the industrial concrete jungle, and now we feel like it's following us out here," says Jacque Moravek who moved to the area less than a year ago.
Ridgeline Energy, LLC and BP Wind Energy have announced Tuesday, March 16, that they are mobilizing the construction site for the Goshen North wind farm in Bonneville County, Idaho.
When fully operational, the wind farm will have a generating capacity of 124.5 megawatts (MW) and will be the largest wind facility in the state of Idaho.
Ridgeline Energy is appealing a decision made by the Bonneville County Planning and Zoning Commission after their proposal was shot down last week.
Months of hearings, votes, re-votes and debate are finished in one wind energy company's bid to build wind turbines in Wolverine Canyon.
Monday, Bingham County Commissioners approved Ridgeline Energy's application to put up a 150-turbine wind farm. They had been trying since November to get the approval.
On Wednesday, August 19th, a Bingham County judge released a 38-page document overturning a Planning and Zoning Committee's approval to move forward with the proposed Wolverine Canyon wind-farm.
The judge cited several areas in which he felt Ridgeline Energy's application for a special use permit was filed improperly.
Ridgeline Energy is taking steps to expand its wind turbine project in the foothills east of Idaho Falls.
Wednesday night, the company sought approval for a special use permit from the Bonneville County planning and zoning commission.
A possible new wind turbine project is on the horizon in Bonneville County.
Ridgeline Energy is proposing to build 75 wind turbines east of Idaho Falls. The projected area will be north of a current wind farm under construction, which will soon be finished.
Yet, the company does admit the noise from the blade in the wind could reach 80 decibels, comparably to the sound of a freight train 50 feet away.
At Wednesday night's hearing, residents and farmers shared their case why turbines should or should not be built in Meadow Creek.