A defective GE 2.5MW wind turbine erupted in flames at the Caithness Shepherds Flat wind energy facility causing fire to spread to more than a thousand acres of brush. The failed turbine was located at Rhea Road and Highway 19 just East of Arlington, Oregon in Gilliam County. The project was commissioned in 2012 and includes 338 turbines (845 MW) making it one of the largest in the United States.
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Duration: 50 seconds Oregon State employment says more green jobs are on the way, but others believe "that" may be wishful thinking.
This is a September 2007 FOX News report on the Cascade Wind Project, a large industrial wind facility proposed on Sevenmile Hill in Wasco County, Oregon, immediately adjacent to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Each wind tower would be 400 feet tall and highly visible from several miles away. The project would forever change the natural scenic views in the Rowena area of the Gorge. This landscape has been largely unaltered since Lewis and Clark traveled through the Gorge two hundred years ago. Duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds