Scout Clean Energy is seeking permit authorization through the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) for the Horse Heaven Wind Project. The project includes up to 244 turbine locations, two solar arrays, and battery storage systems covering 24 miles of viewshed along the Horse Heaven Hills in Benton County.
The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is conducting a public opinion survey to help determine community sentiment about the proposed Horse Heaven Wind Project to identify issues of greatest interest and concern to the region.
The three-question survey will be open for two weeks: Thursday, March 25 – Thursday, April 8. Let your voice be heard! Please take the survey & share it with others.
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3/26/2021 09:21:12 am
Not only do wind turbines hurt birds and are terrible eye sores, but the amount of oil products they use defeats the purpose of them. They produce much less electricity than dams, are subsidized by the government which cost taxpayers, and the electricity is sold to other states! The turbines depend on correct wind speed; if too cold and ice up, they could come apart; and they are known to fling the blades as they come apart and start fires. It is not the clean affordable energy they are supposed to produce. And the blades are not environmentally worth it because they cannot be reused and are BURIED IN A BLADE CEMETERY.
3/26/2021 04:52:08 pm
Am totally against the wind farm!!!!!
3/26/2021 05:15:48 pm
We have enough windmills in our area. Please don't let outsiders ruin our beautiful Horse Heaven Hills!!!
3/26/2021 05:22:02 pm
Bring them on! Creates jobs, great to look at, and there is plenty of wind to take care of them. We also need them.
3/26/2021 08:28:52 pm
You do not know much about the windmills, do you. Read about how much they cost, how long they last, and where they are dumped. PLEASE...read about them. Thank you.
3/26/2021 07:32:26 pm
Wind turbines cost too much. Up keep is costly too much noise and is not that energy efficient
3/26/2021 08:29:12 pm
Windmills will not be able to replace our already renewable, far less expensive dams and nuclear power. In other words, they are not needed!!!! Why destroy the beauty of our land and animals with the expensive follies of the misguided and ignorant “greenies” to satisfy their wishful thinking with nightmares for the reasonable? We must learn the lessons of the now regular California blackouts and Texas failures! Repeating those mistakes is pure lunacy!
3/27/2021 12:25:07 am
Our monies would be FAR BETTER spent in building the smaller "Package Nuclear" powerhouses near Hanford#2.
3/27/2021 08:51:53 am
It would have been great if the survey explained the scale. Hopefully I read it the correct way or my answers completely opposite
3/27/2021 12:03:07 pm
wind turbines have been studied and have been proven to be a waste of land, and a non producing energy source, it is a embarrassment for our politicians to promote this waste of tax payers money, say no
3/28/2021 08:16:31 pm
The only person's profiting from this are being subsidized by the federal government. These folks are leaving us garbage on the horizon. Once the equipment no longer works, where do the blades and pedastals go? Possibly, right where they are? I have already seen broken blades, pedestal rusting on the ground. Does the value of a dollar mean more than what we have and will have here? There are many more ways to build our community.
3/29/2021 09:14:19 am
I oppose this wind farm as it conflicts with:
3/29/2021 12:52:19 pm
I am not in favor of the Horse Heaven Wind Project. It's too large, too tall, and has had insufficient environmental review.
3/30/2021 07:35:55 am
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
4/5/2021 03:56:11 pm
This has already been studied by Benton PUD and documented as a bad plan for our area. Windmills in Eastern WA are simply Olympia's plan to remove our dams and establish rolling blackouts along with excessive utility costs. There have also been six independent resulting in advisement to keep the dams. But Olympia is looking for anyone willing to sell out to justify dam removal despite the science provided in the studies. Yes, this would provide jobs and give the landowners money. But the long term effects are more damaging than the limited gains.
4/6/2021 09:29:46 pm
The amount of birds including bald eagles that are supposedly protected killed are not reported. We are also a MAJOR bird migration corridor. This would interfere with that. They say these last 25 years yet there are ones currently being decommissioned in 15 and they are not recycled but burried. Ask yourself why are they made in China and not here if they are so great and cost effective.
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