Biden’s wind goals would destroy southern Idaho

Biden’s wind goals would destroy southern Idaho



By Gabriella Hoffman


“In 2009, LS Power, a New York private equity company, tried to build a power line over Minidoka. Thankfully, the Department of the Interior moved LS Power’s Southwest Intertie Project (SWIP) power line away from the park. Today, LS Power seeks approval from the Bureau of Land Management to build the giant Lava Ridge wind project on federal land within two miles of the park’s visitor center.” — Friends of Minidoka


In Episode 329 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with two leaders behind the “Stop Lava Ridge” movement, Diana Nielsen and Dean Dimond, to discuss the significance of the proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project in Southern Idaho.  This proposed project is endorsed by the Biden administration as part of their goal to generate 25 gigawatts of onshore wind energy by 2025. This interview ties with today’s release of Conservation Nation Episode 12 on the very subject. Tune in to learn more!


Watch Episode 12 on YouTube





Conservation Nation Episode 12: Lava Ridge

Stop Lava Ridge and Facebook Group

Lava Ridge Wind Project Proposal – Friends of Minidoka

Boise State Public Radio: Western public lands are key to Biden’s clean energy goals. In Idaho, opposition is mounting

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project in Jerome, Lincoln, and Minidoka Counties, Idaho


Photo: Gabriella Hoffman


Gabriella Hoffman
Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.” Learn more about her work at