DES MOINES - A citizens group is asking an Iowa court to halt momentum toward construction of wind turbines in Fremont County.

A press release from the Shearer Law Office in Des Moines says petitioners claim the Fremont County Board of Supervisors did not follow legal procedures as it did in 2001 regarding construction of cellular towers.

Release: “Our petition requests that the Iowa District Court stop further momentum toward construction of wind turbines in Fremont County until the board – at the minimum – complies with their own ordinances.”

The press release says petitioners object to the “way in which wind energy has been allowed to force itself into their county.”