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Minnesota Court of Appeals allows Goodhue Wind Farm

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In June 2012, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a permit issued to AWA Goodhue Wind was validly issued. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued a permit in Fall 2012 that allowed 50 wind turbines to be built about 1,500 feet away from homes. In issuing the permit, the PUC disregarded a Goodhue County ordinance that required wind turbines in the project to be built about 2,701 feet away from residences that are not participating in the project. 

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