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STOP emerged from the winter & covid fog to share information at the Fishing Season Opener at Morgan Lake Park last month!  We collected surveys and held a drawing for $50. for fishing gear and Randall L. from La Grande won!  Congrats!
UPDATE
More Case Summaries!

Last month we highlighted six of the contested "Case Summaries.” These are issues in our case against Idaho Power (IPC) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE).  The feedback has been great and requests for more!  So, here you go: three more!  We’ll keep posting as we get them summarized.
 
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Joe Horst & Anna Cavinato: Protecting their home, the Oregon Trail, and domestic well from blasting and permanent destruction. Joe and Anna have four issues in the case (including "noise control").  If the Mill Creek route is selected for Union County, the line could come within 20 feet of their home and 10 feet of the well. The historic Oregon Trail runs through their property and should be protected since the property is listed in the historical register. Located at the end of Hawthorne Loop, similar to the Mammen's (see last month summaries), they are challenging the traffic and public safety of the neighborhood.
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Whit Deschner: Visual Impacts and conclusion of “less than significant” impact near the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC). Similar to Lois Barry's (see last month summaries), Whit specifically targets the conclusion of the visual impact assessment at/around the NHOTIC in Baker County.
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John Williams:  Inadequate survey and assessment of Archeological resources.  John has verified pre-contact sites on his property that Idaho Power contractors missed in their cultural assessment and surveys. He is contesting this fact and wants a new survey conducted to reveal all direct and indirect impacts as required by federal law. While John's entire property is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to the extensive Oregon Trail remnants, his case is about protecting the archaeological sites that Idaho Power seems to not care about.
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Link.
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Quick Update on Idaho Power's Wildfire Planning...

Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) recently reviewed Idaho Power’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan (a new requirement since the last legislative session). The OPUC staff recommended to not approve Idaho Power's 2022 Wildfire Mitigation Plan and to direct the Company to submit a supplemental filling to bring the plan into compliance with applicable standards by June 28, 2022.
 
The OPUC commissioners did not follow staff’s recommendation and approved the plan saying: “After deliberation, we approved Idaho Power's 2022 Wildfire Mitigation Plan on the condition that by June 28, 2022, the company files a narrative discussion of their cost and risk mitigation balancing assumptions that went into the 2022 plan, a strategy for maturing their analytical approach to that issue in the 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Plan, and data delineating Oregon risk areas and Oregon projects with associated costs.”
 
STOP participated in this "regulatory docket."  We found, and pointed out multiple flaws and a lack of data to support Idaho Power's findings that there “are no fire risks along the path of the B2H in Eastern Oregon.” Go figure?! ... Sadly, Idaho Power gets another pass from the Oregon Public Utilities Commission!

This story in
Utility Dive covers all three fire plans reviewed-Link.
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