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Idaho wind project pits climate against farmers and Japanese internment memorial

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2023
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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.

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