Idaho Farm Bureau comes out against Gateway West project

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation has come out against the proposed Gateway West high-voltage transmission line, arguing it crosses far too many farm acres throughout its 1,200-mile path from Glenrock, Wyo., to Melba, Idaho.

The bureau has requested that a public comment period about the project due to close June 28 be extended for another 90 days. Gateway West is a joint venture of Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power.

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