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May 3, 2013

$2B wind power transmission project promises 5,000 construction jobs

Paul Koepp, Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal  •    •  Posted 2013-05-03 11:56:34

Wanted: Kansas and Missouri businesses to help build a $2 billion wind power transmission line. The project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs when work begins in 2016 and 500 operational jobs after it starts operation in 2018. Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, the Houston-based company developing the Grain Belt Express Clean Line to export more than 3,500 megawatts of wind energy from Western Kansas, will hold open houses in Missouri in the summer to look for construction partners.
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Gorge wind-farm proposal headed for high court

By Eric Florip,The Columbian  •    •  Posted 2013-05-03 11:56:50

More than a year after its approval, a proposed wind farm in the Columbia River Gorge remains in legal limbo. Now the controversial plan is headed for a date with the Washington Supreme Court. The Whistling Ridge Energy Project received a green light last year from then-Gov. Chris Gregoire. But the decision also scaled back the original proposal, reducing the number of wind turbines from 50 to 35 in order to protect views in the federally protected Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. [ read more … ]

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