Developers formally abandon Minnesota wind farm plan that drew opposition for threat to eagles

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 17, 2013 - 12:50 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Developers have formally abandoned their plans to build a $180 million wind farm in southeastern Minnesota that drew strong citizen opposition because of the threat it posed to eagles and bats, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

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censormaxxxxSep. 17, 1311:56 AM

Gotta love it when the Statist type of environmentalists get themselves tied up in knots over stuff like this.

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LMHANSONSep. 17, 1312:32 PM

Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I could care less if someone is a proponent or opponent of a project. However, if you are going to be an active opponent of something, at least be productive and come up with some better ideas/solutions rather than sit there and oppose everything. So many times, people complain about things but they don't make any efforts for better solutions or come up with better ideas.

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margeanncullenSep. 17, 1312:53 PM

I am all for not killing animals because of our ways of living however what is worse? No clean air and land to live on or the loss of a few critters? All these horrible storms the world is having is because of something!

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truthtimeSep. 17, 13 1:06 PM

I consider myself a friend of the environment. However, many of the same people who oppose the use of petroleum or nuclear power also opposed this and other wind projects. I'm as a loss to what exactly they believe our power source should be. Solar won't fill the void if we stop using coal, natural gas, nuclear and wind. So what is their answer. Also, if they drive they are hypocrites because vehicular traffic likely kills more birds and animals each year — it is jokingly referred to as road kill. I suppose we can all stop driving, live in a cold, dark cave, and eat weeds. What a future to look forward to. You have to have some compromise folks. What can you live with?

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ruphinaSep. 17, 13 1:22 PM

So the corporate welfare subsidy seekers lost out to the local greenies? Priceless! Bill G.

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kmhreadySep. 17, 13 2:18 PM

Toe Tagged - check; Death Certificate - to be issued by the PUC next month. The coronor's report was issued by the PUC in August blaming Mr. Mastic for the death of his own project. Mary H. is right - there is NOTHING unusual about this project - they are all this bad or worse. Wind is not conservative politics versus environmentalist. Wind fails economically, scientifically, techinically, environmentally... there is no upside unless you are a lobbyist, an attorney for wind, Wall Street bankster, or a European developer sucking the US dry.

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skitchzSep. 17, 13 3:14 PM

That's a breath of fresh air. They should move the wind farm to a location where there are no eagles or bats.

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imcountrySep. 17, 13 5:46 PM

The local residents where this badly sited and poorly conceived project was to be built are thankful to see an end to this plan. The wind industry has exempted itself from most MN law and employed tactics to pit neighbor against neighbor. Against all odds the Goodhue County residents effected by this contentious wind project joined together to protect and help one another. Even those who originally supported and even some who signed came together, united against a bully that was bent on destroying a community. Goodhue County is not "Low Hanging Fruit Ripe For the Plucking!" We are a Community Caring For One Another! Good By New Era and Your False Promises!!!

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ruphinaSep. 18, 1311:16 AM

Just wondering why this is in outdoors instead of business or politics. Bill G.

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