Wind energy companies sue Clinton County
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.