Farmer fends off a new pest near Red Wing: Wind company
The woman in the car was Brie Anderson, a field ecologist who was working for AWA. She said she was looking for evidence indicating whether those opposed to the wind development were putting down bait for eagles to draw more of them into the area.
The number of eagles in the area could be a key to whether AWA will be one of the nation's first companies to get a federal license to legally kill or injure a specified number of them.
June 5, 2012
by John Tevlin
in Star Tribune
Dan Ryan was out working on his farm when he saw a car drive down a dead-end road skirting his property. A woman eventually got out and began to scan the terrain with binoculars. Then she drove onto a private road owned by Ryan.
What happened next was a matter of debate in a recent Hennepin County Court hearing that underscored the escalating tension between some farmers in Goodhue County and AWA Goodhue Wind, a company that wants to install 50 wind turbines on 12,000 acres near Red Wing.
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