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Comment sought on proposed wind farm

HELENA — The Bureau of Land Management and the state Department of Environmental Quality are seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed wind farm near Glasgow.

Comment is being taken through July 3.

Wind Hunter LLC wants to build, operate and maintain the wind farm about 29 miles north of Glasgow. A 34-mile transmission line connecting the proposed facility to existing lines also would be erected.

The wind farm would be built in phases, with the first phase calling for 33 turbines in a 1,094-acre area. Subsequent phases would be built over a 10-year period. Officials are aiming for 334 total turbines on more than 20,000 acres that would generate 500 megawatts of power.

The turbines would be built on private, BLM and state trust land.

The environmental assessment can be viewed online at www.deq.mt.gov. A hard copy is available at the BLM's Glasgowfield office, the DEQ's Helenaoffice and theGlasgowPublic Library.


Comment is being taken through July 3.

Wind Hunter LLC wants to build, operate and maintain the wind farm about 29 miles north of Glasgow. A 34-mile transmission line connecting the proposed facility to existing lines also would be erected.

The wind farm would be built in phases, with the first phase calling for 33 turbines in a 1,094-acre area. Subsequent phases would be built over a 10-year period. Officials are aiming for 334 total turbines on more than 20,000 acres that would generate 500 megawatts of power.

The turbines would be built on private, BLM and state trust land.

The environmental assessment can be viewed online at www.deq.mt.gov. A hard copy is available at the BLM's Glasgowfield office, the DEQ's Helenaoffice and theGlasgowPublic Library.



Source: http://www.greatfallstribun...

JUN 7 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/2951-comment-sought-on-proposed-wind-farm
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