columbia gorge

Columbia Gorge Wind Farm
6:26 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Washington Supreme Court: Columbia Gorge Wind Farm Can Be Built

A series of windmills in the Walla Walla Valley in southeastern Washington.
Credit Thad Westhusing

The Washington Supreme Court Thursday decided that the Northwest’s first wind farm in a forested, mountainous area can move forward. Environmental groups had challenged its proximity to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and it's effect on wildlife habitat.

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Northwest News
6:44 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Development Ban Lifted Causing Conservation Groups To Sue

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against county commissioners on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. The Skamania County commissioners have lifted a development moratorium.

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