Category Archive: Wind Energy

Legislators Criticized by Enid Economic Development Director for Targeting Wind Industry

An Enid economic development director says the contributions of the wind industry have been forgotten as legislators and special interests prioritize their own interests in dealing with a budget hole in the state government.

Writing in the Sunday Oklahoman, Brent Kisling, executive director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance charged that anti-wind forces …

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Denver Federal Appeals Court Rejects Appeal in Osage County Wind Farm Fight

The Denver Federal Appeals court ruling against wind farm developers in Osage County will apparently stand. The Tenth Circuit Court rejected the appeal this week of the developers in the court’s ruling that said they should have obtained a mineral lease from the Osage Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs before construction of …

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Wind Industry Spokesman Labels Legislative Opponent “Dr. Kevorkian” of Oklahoma Economy

Wind Coalition leader Jeff Clark makes it clear what he thinks of one legislator and others fighting the wind industry in Oklahoma. Over the weekend in an interview with Scott Mitchell’s “Hot Seat” on News 9, Clark called Rep. Mark McBride the “Doctor Kevorkian” of the Oklahoma economy.

His reference came after the Moore legislator …

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Wind Developers Continue Legal Battle With Osage Nation

Those wind developers who last month lost a legal fight with the Osage Nation aren’t giving up,. They are asking the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver for a rehearing after the court ruled in favor of the Osage Nation and the Osage Minerals Council, a story reported last month by OK …

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Wind Supporters Rip Legislator and OCPA for ‘Economic Suicide’

 

Wind supporters in Oklahoma are attacking those who want to remove certain tax exemptions for the industry, saying in effect they have put up the “Keep Out” sign to investors.

Jeff Clark, executive director of the Wind Coalition responded to a Wednesday news conference held by Norman Rep. Mark McBride and the Oklahoma …

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Osage Nation Wins Wind Farm Fight

The fight between the Osage Nation and wind farm developer Enel Green Power took another step this month when the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the tribe.

The Denver Federal Appeals court, in a unanimous decision overturned a lower court ruling and said Enel Green, the owner of Osage Wind, had …

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Missouri Rejects Wind-Powered Electricity Line

Utility regulators in Missouri have said ‘no’ to Clean Line Energy Partners and its plan to build one of the nation’s longest transmission lines carrying wind powered electricity from Kansas to Indiana and markets eastward.

It was the second Missouri state rejection for Clean Line Energy which wants to send wind-powered electricity in Kansas along …

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Attorney General Fights PSO’s Plans for Nation’s Largest Wind Farm

State Attorney General Mike Hunter has come out in opposition to PSO’s plans to build the nation’s largest wind farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

In a motion filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the attorney general said the utility failed to follow competitive bidding rules and show a need for new electrical generation from …

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New Prairie Chicken Study Shows Wind Farms Aren’t So Harmful

A new study suggests maybe those wind farms around the Midwest aren’t so harmful to the greater prairie chicken. A new study from the University of Nebraska found that while the spinning wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of birds a year, the turbines actually become home to birds on the ground. Namely, the …

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Tribe Loses Fight Against Osage County Wind Farm Regulations

The Osage Tribe apparently isn’t giving up in its fight against wind farms in Osage County, even after losing a court case this week in Pawhuska.

It was there a judge denied the Osage Nation challenge to the rules created by Osage county that will allow further development of wind farms.

Osage County District …

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