Idaho wind project pits climate against farmers and Japanese internment memorial
The Biden administration is advancing a massive wind energy project planned for southern Idaho that pits President Joe Biden's environmental priorities directly against one another.
The Bureau of Land Management finalized a draft "environmental impact statement" and said Thursday it will begin taking comment on Magic Valley Energy's proposed gigawatt-scale Lava Ridge Wind Project, which would be built mostly on federal lands. The project is a microcosm of the tensions between expanding utility-scale renewable electricity generation and respecting the interests of local farmers, landowners, tribal groups, and, in this case, Japanese-Americans in particular.
The Biden administration...