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BIA warns wind developers about Osage Nation mineral estate

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is warning the developers of a wind farm of potential litigation by the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.

The BIA wants to review all proposals and agreements for the 8,300-acre Wind Capital Group project. The agency is worried about the impacts on the tribe's mineral estate in Osage County.

"In order to reduce the possibility of litigation, we recommend that any wind power proposals or agreements be submitted to this office for review prior to construction, so we may all work together to minimize conflict between the various parties, and to ensure that all federal statutory requirements are being met," the BIA said in a letter to developers, The Tulsa World reported.

The tribe has threatened litigation against the wind farm.

Get the Story:
Osage tribe threatens legal action to stop proposed wind farm (The Tulsa World 9/20)

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