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Turbine petition denied-Judge denies Brownsville petition for review

JUNEAU WI Judge John Storck on Wednesday in Dodge County Circuit Court Branch II dismissed a petition for review from the village of Brownsville concerning wind turbine placement because it wasn't filed in a timely manner as required by state statute.

The village of Brownsville had requested that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin impose a one-mile setback of the $250 million Forward Wind Energy Center from all sides of the village to that the wind farm wouldn't interfere with anticipated village expansion.
Brownsville expects to double in size by 2025. A setback would displace about nine turbine sites from the town of Lomira which surrounds the village.
Storck will review legal documents from attorneys for the PSC and Horicon Marsh Systems Advocates to determine whether to allow the village of Brownsville to submit their request along with the petition for review filed by HMS Advocates and which issues the village could raise.
HMS Advocates, in its petition for review filed on Sept. 29, urges the court system to remand the approval of the 50-square mile Forward Wind Energy Center to the PSC for further review.
It also wants Invenergy Wind LLC to conduct an in-depth, three-year bird study and build the wind farm five miles away from the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
The PSC on July 14 granted Invenergy Wind LLC a certificate of public convenience and necessity that would allow up to 133 wind turbines to be built in northern... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
The village of Brownsville had requested that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin impose a one-mile setback of the $250 million Forward Wind Energy Center from all sides of the village to that the wind farm wouldn't interfere with anticipated village expansion.
Brownsville expects to double in size by 2025. A setback would displace about nine turbine sites from the town of Lomira which surrounds the village.
Storck will review legal documents from attorneys for the PSC and Horicon Marsh Systems Advocates to determine whether to allow the village of Brownsville to submit their request along with the petition for review filed by HMS Advocates and which issues the village could raise.
HMS Advocates, in its petition for review filed on Sept. 29, urges the court system to remand the approval of the 50-square mile Forward Wind Energy Center to the PSC for further review.
It also wants Invenergy Wind LLC to conduct an in-depth, three-year bird study and build the wind farm five miles away from the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
The PSC on July 14 granted Invenergy Wind LLC a certificate of public convenience and necessity that would allow up to 133 wind turbines to be built in northern Dodge and southern Fond du Lac counties.
The 50-square mile Forward Wind Energy Center could generate up to 200 megawatts of electricity to about 70,000 average homes for one year, according to Neil Palmer, public affairs consultant for Invenergy Wind.

Source: http://www.wiscnews.com/bdc...

DEC 9 2005
https://www.windaction.org/posts/644-turbine-petition-denied-judge-denies-brownsville-petition-for-review
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