wind farm en Gregoire approves controversial wind facility Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has approved the Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project in Southern Washington. But some people object because the project will be visible from I-84 in the scenic Columbia Gorge.<p>And it could threaten spotted owls. They've been seen within two miles of the site in the past year.<p>Nathan Baker is the staff attorney with Friends of the Columbia Gorge.<p>“Some places should be off limits to industrial wind development and we believe that the Columbia River Gorge is one of those places," Baker says. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:05:58 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 4345 at