Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

May 8, 2014 by  
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Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Osage Nation Principal Chief Scott Bighorse (from left), Nature Conservancy State Director Mike Fuhr and Osage Minerals Council Chairman Andrew Yates stand at the fence line of grazing lands where roads have already been started for infrastructure for a proposed wind farm near Burbank in Osage County. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Heavy equipment clears the prairie grazing lands for roads and other infrastructure for the proposed wind farm in the Osage County tall grass prairie near Burbank on Monday. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

Ford Drummond (front) and his father, Frederick Drummond, own land on both sides of U.S. 60, some of which is part of the proposed wind farm in the Osage County tall grass prairie near Burbank. They are shown here at the fence line of their property. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World



Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
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Updated: 7:27 am, Thu May 8, 2014.

Wind energy facility in Oklahoma draws rare coalition

By CASEY SMITH World Staff Writer

TulsaWorld.com

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PAWHUSKA — It’s not often, if ever, that a cause brings private landowners, conservationists, an American-Indian nation and oil interests together.


But that’s exactly what TradeWind Energy’s industrial wind facility projects on the tallgrass prairie have accomplished. Ranchers, The Nature Conservancy, the Osage Nation, the Osage Minerals Council and others have come together to fight the Kansas-based wind-energy company’s wind farms in Osage County near Pawhuska.

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