Help our grassroots effort to Save Our Horse Heaven Hills 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 such as
the Ferruginous Hawk, 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 a turbine
malfunctions will increase the chance of habitat destruction, crop loss, and danger to the
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 and 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.
Please donate today to protect our fragile environment and the natural beauty of our
Disclaimer: Donations will not be tax deductible at this time.