[ 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

Osage Nation loses attempt to block county’s wind development ordinance 

Credit:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | www.indianz.com ~~

The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma.

The tribe believes the projects cause harm to its religious practices, the environment and its mineral rights in Osage County. But the courts haven’t been too kind to a series of lawsuits filed by the tribe.

In the latest setback, the tribe lost an attempt to block the county’s wind development ordinance due to lack of standing, The Tulsa World reported. The judge handling the case said the tribe can return to court in the event a wind farm is approved by the county, the paper said.

“We want … our religious leaders in there and we want our people in there see whether any of our property will be devalued by this.’ And we’re ready for that,” Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear told reporter Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton.

The ruling came after the Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 5-1 ruling in May, kept the tribe’s lawsuit against the ordinance alive. The ordinance was adopted in 2011, The Tulsa World reported at the time.

The Osage Wind Project is already in operation in the county and the Mustang Run Wind Project has been approved for operation. The tribe’s mineral council tried to challenge Mustang Run but waited too long, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in its May decision.

The tribe is worried that wind turbines will disturb bald eagles, which are used for spiritual purposes. The tribe also believes wind farms interfere with its mineral rights but a federal judge disagreed in a lawsuit that was filed by the federal government, The Tulsa World reported in October 2015. Turtle Talk has posted documents from that case, U.S. v. Osage Wind LLC.

Source:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | www.indianz.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 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