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U.S. Forest Service Drafting Plans to Replace Half of National Forests with Wind Farms

“Buried deep in that new document are tables that deem half of the 5 million acres of land are suitable for wind farms”

Are wind farms on the way for our local national forests?

Davis Wahlman — KEPRTV – May 2, 2014

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — If you’re one of the thousands of people who hike, hunt or camp in the national forests just south of here, you might see trees replaced with wind turbines.

The U.S. Forest Service is drafting a plan that would deem more than half of the land prime for wind farms.

At the headquarters for the Umatilla National Forest, Supervisor Kevin Martin looks over the newest draft on how to manage the land. The plan hasn’t been changed since the early 80s.

“After so many years, they get stale, and we need to update them,” he said.

Those updates include proposals following several studies on the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur National Forests.

Buried deep in that new document are tables that deem half of the 5 million acres of land are suitable for wind farms, something that may not be popular with visitors.  Watch video and continue reading here…..

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3 Comments on “U.S. Forest Service Drafting Plans to Replace Half of National Forests with Wind Farms”

  1. sandcanyongal May 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    What is being proposed will put the last nail into our coffins. There is a documentary entitled Years of Living Dangerously. Harrison Ford narrates and interviews the forest minister in Indonesia. 18% of their national forest is left. The forest is burned sending co2 into the atmosphere plus intense air pollution. Forests clean the air.

    Another interesting fact. As our planet continues to heat with greenhouse gases, the Bark Beetle continues to move north. Folks should google bark beetle and look at images. The damage is staggering.

    Our governments need to be dismantled because they are insane. I don’t want to die for lack of food and fresh water and don’t want anyone or any animal to share the same fate. The time has come for action.

  2. cornwallwindwatch May 6, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

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