The public comment period for Idaho Power’s Boardman to Hemingway transmission line will end Sept. 27.

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Energy are taking input on the controversial 300-mile power line, which will run between a substation near the Boardman coal-fired plant to a substation near Melba, Idaho.

Idaho Power unveiled the final plans for the route — a preferred route with a few alternatives — to the state and federal agencies in July.?The line would pass through both public and private lands, including irrigated farmland in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

Comments can be submitted through the project 

website,; by email to; by U.S. mail addressed to Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project, PO box 655, Vale, OR 97918; or vial toll-free fax at 1-888-251-3129.

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