Save Our Horse Heaven Hills

Help our grassroots effort to #SaveOurRidges continue to fight the poorly-sited wind

project in the Horse Heaven Hills. The turbines and flashing red lights will stretch from

Finley to Benton City. Up to 244 turbines, each to a height approximating that of the

Space Needle, will be visible to most in the Tri-Cities area and up to 35 miles

away.


Damage to our diminishing shrub steppe ecosystem will be irreparable. This ecosystem

supports diverse wildlife species including protected and endangered birds, as well as

migrating species such as Sandhill Cranes that use the Pacific Flyway migration route.

The project’s design bisects those migration routes and multiple rows of turbines will

multiply avian mortality. Birds of prey are particularly vulnerable. Fire risk from turbine

malfunctions will increase chance of habitat destruction, crop loss, and danger to the

public.


Residents can expect property values to decline. On similar projects, nearby residents

have experienced health issues from low frequency sound. This is in addition to the

intrusion of an industrial facility overlooking residences. Recreational opportunities

would be lost, tourism and wineries would be negatively impacted. The Tri-Cities would

lose an iconic feature with a heavenly name. The most well-known landscape feature in

this area will never again be able to be seen or photographed in its natural state.

 
We are strictly a volunteer organization, with broad expertise. This project is rapidly

moving through the permitting process, and we anticipate the need of legal assistance

soon. A nonprofit organization is being formed to focus on conserving our

local resources in the Tri-City area.

 
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be published in June 2022, which is

when the public comment period starts.  We need to raise $50,000 - $100,000 for a

lawyer to stand up for our natural resources during this process.

 
Please donate today to protect our fragile environment, the natural beauty of our

region, and to Save Our Ridges.

 
Disclaimer: Donations will not be tax deductible at this time.
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    • $500 
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    • $25 
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Organizer

Barry Bush 
Organizer
Kennewick, WA