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Wind Energy Project public comment period open thru June 4,
Skookumchuck Wind is initial project for PSE’s Green Direct program

Wind turbines as proposed for Lewis and Thurston Counties.
Photo credit: Tim Roske, AP file photo.

– “Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Wind Facility”
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comment as part of the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed wind energy project in Lewis and Thurston counties, Washington. Comments may be submitted through June 4, 2018.

“The proposed Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project would consist of up to 38 commercial wind turbines and associated infrastructure. Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project, LLC intends to submit a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in support of an Incidental Take Permit for the federally listed marbled murrelet and protected bald and golden eagles.”

“A copy of the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project Habitat Conservation Plan can be found at: https://www.fws.gov/wafwo/.

“* To submit comments by Email: wfwocomments@fws.gov. Include “Skookumchuck Wind” in the subject line of the message,” quoting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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– “Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project”
“135 megawatts of wind energy will supply power to nearly 30,000 homes”

“The initial project being developed for the Green Direct program is the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project. Plans call for Skookumchuck to be constructed in 2018 and produce up to 171 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. The project will be built on Weyerhaeuser timber land, located in Lewis County in southwestern Washington,” quoting puget Sound Energy (PSE).
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Posted by Steve on May 10, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. Has the proposed turbine locations changed? Originally some turbines were to be located in Thurston County as well.

    Comment by Mark Barkley on May 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

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