Judge asked to throw out permits allowing turbine construction in Sandhills

Preserve the Sandhills and Charlene Reiser-McCormick are going back to court to overturn the decision to build wind turbines in Cherry County. A complaint and petition on appeal targets the county and its Commissioners, plus the businesses tied to the construction in the Sandhills. (SOURCE: Jacque Harms/KNOP-TV/MGN)
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VALENTINE, Neb. (KNOP) - Preserve the Sandhills and Charlene Reiser-McCormick are going back to court to overturn the decision to build wind turbines in Cherry County. A complaint and petition on appeal targets the county, commissioners and businesses tied to the construction in the Sandhills.

Preserve the Sandhills and Charlene Reiser-McCormick want a Cherry County District judge to reverse the Conditional Use Permit issued by the Commissioners in October.

They also filed an appeal with the Cherry County Clerk on November 12th.

The petitioners believe the permit benefits the commissioners' family members and profit from the decisions. They also worry the turbines will harm the Sandhill eco-system and harm the surrounding property owners.

The permit allows BSH Kilgore, Cherry County Wind, and Bluestem Sandhills to build commercial wind turbines near Cody, Nebraska.

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