Gateway West prompts numerous questions from public

Tucked in a stack of 2,600 comments is a picture of Matt and Roxanne Beck’s kids.

Attached next to the Becks’ smiling children is an image of a sage grouse. The words underneath both ask, “Who are you going to protect?”

It’s a document that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will read over and take into consideration as it begins to sift through the comments on the proposed Gateway West electrical transmission line project. The submitted comments will help influence the agency’s final report on the project’s effects and impacts.