Hundreds Idahoans Rally Against Lava Ridge Citing Damage To State
Only the federal government attempting to build a massive windmill farm could attract hundreds of Idahoans to a meeting Thursday night. The controversial Lava Ridge Project seeks to build a facility featuring hundreds of giant windmills creating an environmental hazard for folks who live in Idaho's Magic Valley.
Over four hundred folks appeared at Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center in Twin Falls, seeking to stop the project. The Bureau of Land Management organized the event for public comment on the project.
The project has drawn the attention of several national media outlets, including Fox News. Local Idahoans organized a website and a Facebook page dedicated to stopping Lava Ridge. Governor Little, Congressman Fulcher, Lieutenant Governor Bedke, Senator Risch, Senator Crapo, and Congressman Simpson have spoken out against the federal land grab.
Residents and activists have challenged the proposal stating that the project will destroy industries like hunting, fishing, farming, and ranching. The site would build hundreds of gigantic windmills across 75 acres of government land. The wind turbines are so large they dwarf Seattle's Space Needle at over 740 feet.