Wind energy companies sue Clinton County

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, October 30 2016 Oct 30, 2016 Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:20:52 AM CDT October 30, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

PLATTSBURG (AP) — Several wind power companies are suing the Clinton County Commission and the Clinton County Planning and Zoning Commission for barring them from building wind turbines as part of a larger project.

The St. Joseph News-Press reported that Osborn Wind Energy, Osborn Wind II, Boulevard Associates, and Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources are seeking unspecified damages.

The zoning board and commission voted in September to adopt a recommendation to ban construction of certain wind turbines in the county.

Osborn and Osborn II are involved in creating a wind energy network in the county, with Boulevard working to obtain lease agreements with property owners for wind turbine construction.

A message seeking comment from the county commission was left by The Associated Press.

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