Judge Orders Removal of Wind Farm in Osage County

By Mike Fishmore | May 27, 2024

On the record

The Osage Nation, along with its Mineral Council and the federal government, have been engaged in a decade-long dispute to block the installation of wind turbines in Osage County. 
 

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The ongoing battle came to a head when U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves issued a decision mandating the dismantling of a wind farm, which was hailed as a significant victory. In a federal court in Tulsa, the judge issued a ruling against Osage Wind LLC, Enel Kansas LLC, and Enel Green Power North America Inc. 

Minerals Council

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This ruling provides the United States and the Osage Nation with permanent injunctive relief through its Minerals Council by ordering the removal of the wind turbine farm due to ongoing trespass. The Minerals Council, which operates under the Osage Nation, oversees the Osage Minerals Estate.