Coming to Steens Mountain...Wind Farms! <hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> For all those that have been pushing wind power as the green answer to our energy needs, your 400 ft. tall chickens just came home to roost. http://www.oregonlive.com/environmen...ain_could.html "Harney County has cleared Columbia Energy Partners of Vancouver to build a wind farm on the mountain's north slope. By year's end, 415-foot turbines could start rising from the juniper and sagebrush, among thousands of towers that developers are stampeding to build across eastern Oregon. In addition, Columbia Energy has two more wind projects in the works for the Steens slope, plus another for Riddle Mountain to the northeast. A Houston company is scouting 18,000 acres to the south for a wind farm in the Pueblo Mountains, and more could follow." For thos of you who have Google Earth installed, here is a link to show the visual inpact and location of the first proposed farm. http://www.onda.org/defending-desert-wilderness/steens-mountain-wilderness/steens-mountain-propsed-wind-power-project Follow down about 1/3 on the page and look for the link.