Powerline plans worry landowners

Carey farmers and wildlife advocates fear impacts of major transmission line

Carey-area farmers Greg and Cindy Mann discuss the dayís work with farmhand Gudil Gomez, seated on the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle. In the distance, a irrigation pivot line stands near one of the possible routes identified early on for a 500-kilovolt power transmission line is being considered for southern Blaine County by NorthWestern Energy, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based electricity and natural gas utility. Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are considering an application from NorthWestern Energy for the 390- to 430-mile Montana-to-Idaho powerline. Photo by Willy Cook

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