Twisting In The Minn. Wind

Law360, New York (May 20, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- In late April, an administrative law judge found that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is not obligated to consider or apply a county wind ordinance containing siting standards that are stricter than the commission’s statewide standards. And even if the commission were obligated to consider and apply the more stringent standards, the ALJ recommended that the commission be excused from doing so for lack of good cause under the Minnesota Wind Siting Act, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 216F.

The ALJ’s recommendations to the commission were released at...
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