Court orders wind case reconsideration
"This court cannot know how much electricity would be generated from Wabaunsee County wind, and eventually kept out of the interstate power grid, if there were no board prohibition against (commercial wind farms)," Nuss wrote. "This type of information would be relevant (to further analysis)."
October 21, 2011
in The Topeka Capital-Journal
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered Wabaunsee County District Court to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to uphold a county ban against commercial wind farms.
The district court in 2007 dismissed most of the claims filed by Wabaunsee County residents who had entered into land agreements with wind-power developers before a county ban was imposed.
The plaintiffs sued the Wabaunsee County Board of Commissioners, which in 2004 voted to ban wind turbines taller than 120 feet and producing more than 100 kilowatts of power. Smaller turbines generally are used for private wind energy, while wind farms use the... [continue via Web link]