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Wind turbine project a go on California reservation

A $80 million wind turbine project on the Campo Reservation in southern California has won federal approval.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the project between the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Superior Renewable Energy of Houston, Texas. Under a 20-year agreement, the tribe will host 25 turbines on the reservation.

The venture is said to be the first commercial wind-energy project in Indian Country. The farm will generate 50 megawatts of power for consumers.

The nearby Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering a similar project. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota erected the first wind turbine in Indian Country and is also considering a bigger project.

Get the Story:
Reservation to get wind turbines (The San Diego Union-Tribune 3/20)

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