wind farm http://www.kplu.org en Gregoire approves controversial wind facility http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-approves-controversial-wind-facility Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has approved the Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project in Southern Washington. But some people object because the project will be visible from I-84 in the scenic Columbia Gorge.<p>And it could threaten spotted owls. They've been seen within two miles of the site in the past year.<p>Nathan Baker is the staff attorney with Friends of the Columbia Gorge.<p>“Some places should be off limits to industrial wind development and we believe that the Columbia River Gorge is one of those places," Baker says. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:05:58 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 4345 at http://www.kplu.org