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By Lou Marzeles

Project could mean millions for tax districts


April 24, 2019

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PUMPED ABOUT ENERGY: The proposed pumped storage energy project is edging closer to reality. There's a public meeting about it on May 1 at the Goldendale Grange. If it happens, it could millions of dollars to almost every Goldendale-area tax district.

At a meeting next Wednesday, May 1, you can learn how tax districts around Goldendale could stand to gain millions of dollars. For almost each district.

The meeting is about the proposed pumped storage energy project at the site of the one-time aluminum plant off Highway 14. It has attracted the attention of major players in energy and politics, and now promoters want the general public to weigh in. The meeting on May 1 is at 7 p.m. at the Goldendale Grange hall.

A big feature of the project, and the meeting, is how much money tax districts could make once the pumped storage project gets rolling. According to figures from the Klickitat County Assessor as of April 18 this year, here's what...

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