Blowin’ out of proportion? Company, Trempealeau County disagree about wind ordinance

Posted on January 26, 2008. Filed under: General |

From an article by Amber Dulek in the Winona (MN) Daily News:

Trempealeau County believes a threat of a lawsuit over wind turbines might be a bunch of hot air.

A little more than a month after the Trempealeau County Board passed one of the most restrictive wind ordinances in the country, the developers seeking to build a wind farm have now told the board to revise or they’ll sue.

A Madison, Wis., law firm representing AgWind Energy Partners sent the county board a letter Jan. 14 stating the county’s zoning ordinance that governs the placement, height and noise of wind turbines is illegal because it contradicts the state’s model in several ways.

Zoning director Kevin Lein said the letter is threatening, but has no substance.

“The consensus was to let it go for now,” Lein said. “We might change our mind.”


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