$10 Million Bird Bond
by Angelo Bruscas
Contingency fund too much for Pacific PUD and other developers
NASELLE -- The proposed Radar Ridge wind farm in Naselle may be scuttled by primary developer Energy Northwest, Grays Harbor PUD commissioners have been told, in part because the investors might be required to put up what amounts to a $10 million contingency fund as a hedge against environmental damage.
If the Energy Northwest project dies, so do chances of recouping the nearly $1 million already invested in the wind farm project by PUDs in Pacific, Clallam, Grays Harbor and Mason counties. Grays Harbor PUD has pulled out of the project, but hopes to get all or at least some of its money back if other investors carry it forward.
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