Sage grouse sighting raises Oregon wind power concerns #OR

By National Wind Watch A wintertime sighting of sage grouse could prove significant in the legal controversy over proposed wind turbines on ranchland in southeast Oregon. Nearly five years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved a 12-mile transmission line across its property that’s necessary for the construction of a 100-megawatt wind power project in Harney County. Ranchers and community leaders hoped the installation of wind turbines on private land would provide a new source of income and jobs in the rural county, . . .

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