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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Wind turbines threaten Palouse 'paradise'

Residents organize against Harvest Hills Wind proposal


March 21, 2024

By Teresa Simpson

Gazette Reporter

COLFAX — County residents, farmers and landowners concerned about proposed wind turbines near Kamiak Butte filled Colfax Golf Course Clubhouse Wednesday, March 13, to organized opposition.

“What we need to do is get focused and organized,” resident Dan Lenssen said, opening the meeting.

The meeting stems from recent efforts by corporations to secure wind turbine leases on farm land surrounding Kamiak Butte, which has been designated a Natural National Landmark. The project, dubbed Harvest Hills Wind, is being scouted by Steelhead Americas, which is contacting...

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