NextEra agrees to pause wind farm work to avoid potential litigation, attorney general announces

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By Jack Money Business Writer jmoney@oklahoman.comA developer building two wind farms in west-central Oklahoma has agreed to halt its work to stop potential litigation, for now. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Tuesday that his office, representing the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, negotiated the agreement with Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources. The agreement pauses work NextEra subsidiaries were doing to develop the Minco IV and Minco V wind farms, located near the town of Hinton. Contractors had been working to build turbine towers that haven't yet received required flight hazard clearances from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Federal regulations don't prohibit work from proceeding as those clearances on...

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NextEra agrees to pause wind farm work to avoid potential litigation, attorney general announces

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