Energy company consults Native American tribe on wind farm
September 8, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes are consulting with an energy company on a proposed wind farm in southern North Dakota.
Leaders with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe recently worked with NextEra Energy to identify and protect cultural resources in an area where more than 120 wind turbines are proposed in Emmons and Logan counties, the Bismarck Tribune reported .
The company reached out to five tribes and other stakeholders in the early stages of the 300-megawatt project, NextEra spokesman Steve Stengel said. He said working with the tribes helped the company avoid sensitive area...