Pentagon scuttles plan for huge Oregon wind farm
A dispute over a radar detection system threatens to stymie plans to develop what could be the world's largest wind farm, the 338 turbines planned for the Shepherds Flat wind farm.
Caithness Energy had planned to break ground two weeks from now on a 845-megawatt, $2 billion wind farm near Arlington, Ore., an economically depressed rural community. But last month Pentagon officials moved to deny the developer its final Federal Aviation Administration permit.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden halted the confirmation of a senior Pentagon political appointee until the matter is resolved and said the dispute has "significant implications for the country. This is not about one project. It's about the future of renewable, domestic, clean power."
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