McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project
BPA Journal, February 2009
McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project - Sherman & Umatilla counties, Ore., Klickitat & Benton counties, Wash. BPA is considering building a 79-mile 500-kV transmission line that was originally scheduled for construction six years ago and then put on hold. The line would run between the McNary and John Day substations in Oregon, but would mostly be located in Washington parallel to the Columbia River. BPA completed an EIS on the project in 2002, and is now preparing a supplement analysis to determine if there have been significant changes to the environment or project since the EIS was completed. BPA held public meetings in early November and accepted public comments through Nov. 20, 2008. For more information, go to www.transmission.bpa.gov/PlanProj/Transmission_Projects/.
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