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Humboldt Wind Project Goes Down In Flames: What Happened?

Picture of a wind farm
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A deeply controversial proposal to put 60 wind turbines along the Highway 101 corridor south of Eureka was shot down last week by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

Why was a clean energy project met with such hostility in the famously-green county? JPR's Dave Young recently asked Shomik Mukherjee, a reporter with the Eureka Times Standard.  He followed the story from the beginning. 

Dave has worked in broadcasting for over 30 years as an on-air host, producer, writer, and recording engineer. He now oversees news hosts at JPR and also manages radio operations.