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Ironically, death of Big Stone II hurts wind energy development

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Some observations following the death of the Big Stone II coal-fired power plant project.

Big Stone II's fate was sealed recently when Otter Tail Power, of Fergus Falls pulled out of the $1.6 billion project partnership.

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Otter Tail cited concerns about pending "cap and trade" legislation, which would require air polluters such as power plants to obtain permits and buy pollution allowances.

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