[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Supreme Court to review state decision on out-of-state wind farm 

Credit:  By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel, www.jsonline.com 16 December 2011 ~~

Keeping a case filed by utility customers alive, the state Supreme Court will review the state’s process for approving energy projects proposed to be built in other states.

The court decided to accept the case involving a wind farm Alliant Energy Corp. built in Minnesota to help it meet its requirements under the Wisconsin renewable portfolio standard.

The Madison utility argued, and the Public Service Commission agreed, that the extensive siting approval process required of in-state energy projects shouldn’t apply to the Bent Tree Wind Farm in Freborn County, Minn.

But two utility customer groups – representing residential customers and large factories – sued. They contend the PSC decision in the wind farm case set a bad precedent for the state in the event utilities seek to build other out-of-state power plants.

The customer groups lost at the circuit court level, but appealed. An appeals court last month asked the Supreme Court to take the case.

“It appears to us that the supreme court should resolve the legal issue to avoid delays and legal battles over the next large out-of-state project,” a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote.

Source:  By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel, www.jsonline.com 16 December 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon