Tribe, Wildlife Groups Together In Opposition
6:35 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Osage County Wind Project Sold To Foreign Company

Wind Capital Group has announced that it's selling its Osage County Wind development project to TradeWind Energy and its foreign parent company, but a local Indian tribe is still concerned the project may go ahead without required federal, environmental and cultural studies.

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The project has been opposed by the Osage Nation and wildlife groups because of the threat it could pose to golden and bald eagle populations, as well as possible damage to sensitive cultural sites in the area during construction.

Wind Capital has said the project has wide support among landowners and government officials. The company has estimated the project would provide more than $30 million in property tax revenue to the county, give an economic boost to the area and create 250 construction jobs.

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