Group near The Dalles
by Associated Press
THE DALLES, Ore. - A group of residents opposes a wind farm planned for the Columbia River Gorge in The Dalles, saying the turbines could harm wildlife and cause health problems.
The group, Families for Sevenmile Hill, is also worried about increasing noise and decreasing property values.
Wind farms have been springing up throughout the gorge, but this is the first time any notable opposition has arisen in Oregon.
The group plans to air its complaints this week at an open house the developer is holding to explain the project.
Massachusetts-based UPC Wind wants to build the $$80 million, 60-megawatt wind farm west of The Dalles.
UPC Wind has 35 wind projects under development in North America. The Cascade Wind Project would be its first in the Northwest.
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