The state Supreme Court has upheld state rules for where wind turbine construction can take place.
The rules adopted by the Public Service Commission in 2012 established minimum distance standards between homes and wind turbines, in order to address concerns about noise levels and shadow flicker. The Wisconsin Realtors Association, Builders Association, and Towns Association challenged wind them, arguing that the agency should have done a report on how the package would impact the housing industry.
The challengers have argued the rules could affect home prices, and the PSC is required by law to take that into consideration.
In a 5-2 decision, the state Supreme Court found such a report was not needed, upholding similar decisions made in lower courts.