Oklahoma moves forward on stricter Wind Regulations

Breezing through committee: Bills establishing stricter regulation of wind power move forward February 15, 2019 | M. Scott Carter | journalrecord.com OKLAHOMA CITY – Three measures that would tighten regulations on the state’s wind energy industry cleared a legislative committee on Thursday and are headed to the full Senate for review. The bills’ authors said … Continue reading Oklahoma moves forward on stricter Wind Regulations

KBIC member submitted a formal request for discretionary review of the FAA obstruction evaluation of the Summit Lake Wind Project.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is a key partner in the Friends of the Huron Mountains' effort to stop a proposed industrial wind farm project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on a site that includes the state's highest wilderness scenic points. This article sums up the federal government's obligation - guaranteed by treaty - to consult … Continue reading KBIC member submitted a formal request for discretionary review of the FAA obstruction evaluation of the Summit Lake Wind Project.

Freedom residents sue town board, for approving a new wind law without considering adverse effects.

Freedom residents sue town board over wind turbine law December 15, 2018 | Rick Miller |Olean Times Herald FREEDOM — Town of Freedom residents opposed to the proposed Alle-Catt Wind Farm filed a lawsuit Thursday against the town board in state Supreme Court in Cattaraugus County for approving a new wind law without considering adverse … Continue reading Freedom residents sue town board, for approving a new wind law without considering adverse effects.

Voters To Decide On Wind Project.

Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday November 13, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. UPDATE: Final … Continue reading Voters To Decide On Wind Project.

Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

The second Zoning change made without without benefit of the State required public hearing. The first was including lower blade clearances. The Initial Hearing notice for one public meeting did not include the additional changes, therefore was not sufficient for meeting legal requirements. Township panel allows setback waiver for proposed wind farm OCT 25, 2018 … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supreme Court Case.

Why a Supreme Court case over a single frog could jeopardize wildlife for years to come October 2, 2018 | Mark Rupp,  EDF's Wildlife Campaign Director. | Environmental Defense Fund Highlights The first case of the Supreme Court’s new term could set a dangerous precedent for how we protect habitat that species may depend on in … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supreme Court Case.

Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company's request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren't revealed. For example, what does "more energetic turbines"  The Planning Commission … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

Florida Based Energy Company Violates New Law

NextEra Energy, is putting up new wind turbines without the needed federal approval, in violation of a recently approved state law. Aug 30, 2018 |ALEX CAMERON | News9.com | Oklahoma City, OK HINTON, Oklahoma - The actions of a Florida-based energy company are proving to be a test case for a new law intended to protect … Continue reading Florida Based Energy Company Violates New Law