Editorial: Osage Nation puts up brick wall to wind farm projects

"An effort by two out-of-state companies to build wind farms in Osage County has officially run into a brick wall.

It comes in the form of a challenge this week by the Osage Nation, which says the proposed farms could interfere with the extraction of oil and gas in the county. The tribe owns all mineral rights in the county, with royalties from oil and gas drilling disbursed to tribal members.

Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle also cited ecological and cultural concerns, although he said the tribe isn't opposed to alternative energy development in general."

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