Winds of change

Proposed wind turbines stirring up area concerns

ROSALIA – The winds of change are blowing across the region, with multiple developers pushing for prime agricultural land to become home to wind turbines.

And the push for the rural skyscrapers, which can rise to a height of more than 500 feet above the ground - the blades can reach to nearly 700 feet - has area residents, farmers and local leaders concerned the winds are blowing the wrong kind of change into their communities.

Around the region, multiple companies are approaching farmers with lease agreements to erect wind turbines in the Pullman, Palouse, Colfax, Oakesdale, Rosalia, Fairfiel...


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