Ohio Wind Farm Order - To Accompany Brooks Animal Law Digest No. 202

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The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the Ohio Power Siting Board’s approval of a proposed wind farm project despite objections from nineteen residents and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory who argued the project “could disrupt the area’s water supply, create excessive noise . . . , and kill bald eagles and migrating birds.” The court concluded that there was “sufficient probative evidence” of the 71-turbine project’s environmental and economic impact and that petitioners had “not established that the board’s order was unlawful or unreasonable.”

[To accompany State Court Update "Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Wind Farm Project that Petitioners Argued Will Kill Birds and Disrupt Area Water Supply" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 202]