Pretty much what I've been predicting here for years - the greens will never allow transmission lines to carry all that solar/wind energy

 They know how to deal with sage grouse in wyoming, but in oregon? not so much

They know how to deal with sage grouse in wyoming, but in oregon? not so much

Not that there's very much of it anyway, but greens are anti-development folks, deep down, so all the pie in the sky alternative energy plans they tout are as doomed as pipelines and nuclear power plants.

Environmentalists win court fight to block transmission lines from proposed Oregon wind power facility.

The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years.
The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an “industrial scale wind development” that would have disrupted sage grouse habitat.
“Such a development would have severed a unique habitat corridor that is essential to the survival of neighboring populations of Greater sage-grouse and destroyed the bird’s nearby winter concentration areas,” said a statement by the Oregon Natural Desert Association and Audubon Society of Portland.