[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind energy company shows contempt for Osage County tallgrass prairie  

Credit:  Oklahoman | January 25, 2015 | newsok.com ~~

The U.S. attorney’s office in Tulsa has filed suit against the Italian wind energy giant Enel. The court was asked to order Enel to tear down illegal wind turbines constructed on more than 8,000 acres of pristine Osage County tallgrass prairie. The Osage Tribe, Osage County cattlemen, the Nature Conservancy and others have felt the contempt this massive international company has for those who oppose them.

These groups have been vocal in protesting the building of an industrial wind refinery on the largest unspoiled piece of native prairie remaining in the U.S. I took photos of Enel crushing tons of limestone for the gigantic turbine foundations. This action is illegal because the Osage Nation owns the subsurface of all of Osage County. Enel arrogantly didn’t seek a permit from the Osage Tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs found that Enel was mining without a permit and ordered an immediate stop. Instead, in the most brazen contemptuous way, Enel defied U.S. law and accelerated construction!

Most people in Osage County consider this land to be sacred. They pray that the wind turbines will be torn down. Destroying a pristine environment in the name of green energy is wrong!

Joe Conner, Fairfax

Source:  Oklahoman | January 25, 2015 | newsok.com

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 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 $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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