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District Judge Orders Approval For Wind Farm Development In Osage County

Nov 13, 2014

A district judge has ordered Osage County to approve a wind farm development.

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The Board of Adjustment refused earlier this year to grant a permit for TradeWind Energy Inc.'s Mustang Run project, which would build 68 wind turbines in the northeastern Oklahoma county.

The Tulsa World reports the company sued the board, and District Judge Robert Haney sided with them on Wednesday.

Haney said previous board members had approved a separate wind farm that's now under construction in the county. The judge says it seems inconsistent for one board to OK one wind farm and then a subsequent board to not OK another.

An attorney for the board said it hasn't decided how to respond to the ruling yet.

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