Idaho Powerline Plan Tries to Avoid Private Property
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan for two high-voltage transmission lines crossing southwestern Idaho has been altered after facing opposition from property owners, a draft document shows.
The latest plan has the lines crossing more of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The 1,700-page draft document released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management earlier this month maps out potential routes for two segments of the Gateway West project that would each span more than 125 miles.
The segments are part of a larger project to deliver 1,500 megawatts from southern Wyoming through southern Idaho to points west.