Attorneys representing Ridgeline Energy and groups opposed to the wind farm project in Wolverine Canyon in Bingham county will be in court Thursday afternoon.
The purpose of the hearing is to hear arguments in regards to a motion for the court to extend its discovery period before allowing the project to move forward.
The motion was filed in November of last year by attorneys representing groups opposed to the proposed 150 turbine wind farm in Bingham County.
The project was originally approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after months of heated debate. But that decision is being appealed.
This motion was filed to give opponents of the project extra time to look into two areas of concern, one being a potential conflict of interest with a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The other, that the public wasn’t given proper notice of hearings.
Both are issues opponents of the wind farm say need to be addressed.
Frank VanderSloot: “They either erred in judgement or they erred intentionally. Either way it should be unwound, but I think if something really crazy’s going on the public deserves to know that, too. We’re hoping the judge will allow discovery. That’s what we hope.”
Attorneys for Ridgeline say the Planning and Zoning Commission followed all the proper protocols and they hope to see this issue resolved soon.
Bill Kotowski, KPVI – http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=10072286&nav=menu546_1