Local environmental leaders want some changes made to a planned wind energy project that calls for dozens of large turbines to be installed atop two mountain ridges south of Rio Dell.
Seven local conservation groups signed onto a letter sent today to Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John H. Ford. While the groups voice their support for “rapid action” to combat climate change, their letter insists on a number of conditions before any of them will condone the project, which is being developed by renewable energy firm Terra-Gen.
The most significant of these conditions is a demand that Terra-Gen abandon plans to locate any turbines atop Bear River Ridge, one of two spots (along with Monument Ridge) where they company plans to install turbines of up to 600 feet tall.
Local Enviro Groups Demand Changes to Proposed Terra-Gen Wind Energy Project Slated for Ridges South of Rio Dell, by Ryan Burns, Lost Coast Outpost, September 12, 2019.