© 2023 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Humboldt Wind Project Goes Down In Flames: What Happened?

Picture of a wind farm
Philipp Hertzog/Wikimedia Commons
/

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.