A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm.
Developers have formally abandoned their efforts to build a wind farm in Goodhue County of southeastern Minnesota that drew strong citizen opposition because of the threat to eagles and bats.
For generations of farmers, having a wind mill was a dependable way to pump water for their livestock. Now it’s rare to drive Minnesota’s rural roads and see the old steel structures still turning in the breeze. But there’s a good chance what you will see instead is a taller structure spinning with three blades.
Wisconsin regulators properly approved a Madison-based utility’s plan to build a wind farm in Minnesota, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
State regulators will consider whether a plan to protect birds and bats from a wind farm in Goodhue County is adequate.
A panel of appellate judges has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether state regulators properly approved a huge wind farm in southern Minnesota.
The state Public Utilities Commission has approved a certificate of need and a site permit for a proposed wind-energy farm north of Paynesville, a major step in the project.