We've determined that the proposed Goldendale Energy Storage Project is likely to have significant environmental impacts requiring full evaluation in an environmental impact statement (EIS) and invite you to review project information and comment on what you think should be studied.
The first step toward developing an EIS is called scoping. Community, stakeholders, tribes and others are invited to weigh in on what should be considered in the scope of a full EIS. The EIS will examine possible significant and adverse impacts resulting from the construction and operation of the proposed project. This includes impacts to both the natural environment and nearby communities through study of air quality, plant and animal habitat, transportation, water and cultural resources. It will also analyze how impacts can be reduced or eliminated through mitigation.
We find the most helpful comments focus on your ideas and thoughts about:
- Project alternatives.
- Impacts to the environment.
- What can be studied (analyzed) to understand the extent of analysis of impacts.
- What impacts might be difficult or impossible to avoid.
- What might be done to address or lessen the impacts on the environment (this is called mitigation).