Tribes see hope in court system after Osage tribe wins wind fight with Enel Green


A Federal Judge’s recent order that Enel Green Power remove the 84-wind turbines it installed on the Osage Nation in Oklahoma is giving hope to other tribes across the U.S.

The wind farm has been in operation for nearly a decade but the Osage Nation, which encompasses Osage County, challenged the Italian energy company’s right to do so, claiming it had trespassed on Indian land.

The ruling sided with the tribe and observers see it as a sign that developers can no longer ignore Indigenous rights. Grist recently examined what happened in Osage County and determined it could make clean energy a lot more expensive and much farther away.

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