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‘It’s A Wealth Transfer’: Locals Blast Colossal Idaho Wind Project That Would Mostly Export Power To


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A proposed Idaho wind energy project that is awaiting approval from the Biden administration would severely damage the surrounding community’s way of life while exporting power to California and other Western states, local stakeholders told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Magic Valley Energy (MVE), an affiliate of the New York-based energy giant LS Power, is waiting for approval from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to construct 400 wind turbines across 73,000 acres of federal land along southern Idaho’s Lava Ridge, according to the company’s development plan. However, the proposed project will jeopardize the livelihoods of ranchers and farmers in the area in order to supply other states with power, stakeholders told the DCNF.

“I don’t know why they chose this area … our wind quality here is considered poor to moderate,” Dean Dimond, a local farmer, told the DCNF. “I haven’t met a single person who wants these huge wind farms here.”


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