Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) float depicting Craig Mountain (silhouetted in the background) if the Antelope Ridge Wind Farm’s 164 wind turbines are approved by Oregon Department of Energy. The homemade float appeared and received blue ribbons in several Eastern Oregon parades and events over the summer of 2010. FGRV supporters on foot, on horseback and even lamas marched along with the float all summer long.
On a closer look of the float you can see covered wagons winding their way down the steepest descent encountered along the Oregon Trail. Also a few of the 154 wetlands on Craig Mountain are glistening among the rock ridges, meadows, forests and ghostly Indian encampments. We are fighting hard to keep this unique landscape from being devoured by the sham of the tax subsidized so-called eco-friendly wind energy.
Additional wind monitoring towers are scattered throughout this unique valley, landowners across the valley are being approached by wind developers, plans for more trans state transmission lines are being put into place. We have got to stop this now. What will be left of rural Eastern Oregon if it is transformed into a pawn of the “Windbaggers”?