Attorney Derrick Braaten Addresses Reclamation in Wind Development

Braaten recently commented on the Public Service Commission’s rules for wind energy projects.  Braaten said he’s impressed with the commission’s progressive rules, but urges landowners to request additional bonding in agreements with wind companies because, in his experience, the bonding amount required for energy facilities is rarely enough to restore land. “We’re so much on the front end of the wind development,” Braaten said. “There’s just a lot of question marks.”

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