Opponents vow to fight Osage County wind farms

Ponca City Now - November 19, 2014 6:13 am

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com )

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) – Opponents of two planned wind farms in Osage County say they’ll keep fighting the developments.

One wind farm is under construction in the northern Oklahoma county, and the other recently won a court order to allow construction to begin.

The Osage Nation has long opposed both. It claims the Osage Wind project, which will include 94 turbines across more than 8,000 acres, violates the tribe’s mineral rights by removing rock to build foundations for the turbine towers.

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs says the wind farm developers must seek a permit from the tribe. But the developers say no such permit is required.

The Tulsa World reports almost 100 people met Monday in an Osage County theater to keep fighting the wind farms.


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