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September 16, 2010

Wind turbines polarize Oregon residents

  • Horizon Wind may build another 164 turbines in Oregon's Grande Ronde Valley.
    Portland DJC

    TELOCASET, Ore. — A storm is brewing in the Grande Ronde Valley, and it's about to get windier.

    After the success of its Elkhorn Valley wind farm project near the tiny community of Telocaset, developer Horizon Wind is looking to add as many as 164 turbines to the foothills of this windy valley. But the 475-foot-tall turbines have divided the sparsely populated county.

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