Idaho energy project delayed by BLM request to protect sage grouse habitat

Idaho energy project delayed by BLM request to protect sage grouse habitat

by
Mitch Coffman
August 15, 2012
Mitch Coffman
August 15, 2012

A vast energy project in southeast Idaho that will end in Jerome and the fate of sage grouse habitat delayed the project, according to a story in the Twin Falls Times-News.

The 430-mile Mountain States Transmission Intertie power line project, initially proposed as far back as 2007, was set to release an environmental impact statement in September, but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now requiring the developers of the $1 billion project to come up with additional routes in Idaho and Montana to avoid sage grouse habitat.

The developers say the requirement will delay the project by at least nine months.

 

 

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