Appellate court rules in favor of AWA Goodhue wind project
Dan Schleck, CSS's attorney, did not return calls Monday, but CSS member Steve Groth says this ruling likely isn't the end of the already-protracted legal battle. CSS plans to meet Thursday to discuss options; it has 60 days to appeal the ruling to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
June 25, 2012
by Brett Boese
in The Post-Bulletin
SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected arguments from critics of the AWA Goodhue wind project Monday morning to affirm a fall 2011 Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to issue a site permit for the hotly contested wind power development.
That decision, which was delivered in an eight-page memo weeks earlier than initially expected, could help pave the way for construction to begin on the project that has faced an unprecedented permitting process that dates back to 2009; a typical wind project is permitted in 6-12 months.
National Wind, which is developing the 78-megawatt, 32,000-acre project located between Zumbrota and... [continue via Web link]