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The Japanese American National Museum Warns of Erasure of History with the Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) warns of the erasure of World War II Japanese American history if the Lava Ridge Wind Project is approved. Overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the project proposes to build up to 400 wind turbines on 76,000 acres surrounding the Minidoka National Historic Site in southern Idaho. The BLM is accepting comments from the public on the draft proposal until Thursday, April 20, 2023. The Friends of Minidoka, the philanthropic non-profit partner of Minidoka National Historic Site, is encouraging the public to participate during the public comment period by selecting the “No Action” alternative on the draft proposal.

“We support our colleagues at the Friends of Minidoka. The community must speak out to ensure that their voices are heard and to prevent the desecration of this historic site. Minidoka National Historic Site must be preserved for future generations as a sacred place of reflection. Another site must be found for the wind project to prevent the erasure of this painful chapter of American history, ” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO of JANM.