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Commits to “Continue Fighting Unnecessary, Ill Begotten Project”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today released the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to proceed with the strongly opposed Lava Ridge Wind Project. 

“Idahoans could not be more clear that they do not support Lava Ridge. Yet, for some reason, the BLM continues to push forward this project that no one in Idaho wants,” said Risch. “This is not over—I will continue to fight this unnecessary and ill begotten project.”

Risch previously demanded clarity from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland multiple times about the agency’s intentions for the project given widespread and well-known opposition from Idahoans. In October 2023, he led the Congressional Delegation in introducing the Don’t Develop Obstructive Infrastructure on our Terrain (Don’t DO IT) Actwhich would require the secretary of the Interior deny any wind or solar energy project proposed on public land that is disapproved of by the State legislature.