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Bringing Energetic Perspective against Passionate Resistance

From 2000 to 2005, Quarles & Brady took part in a case that ended up in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, concerning the largest construction project in the state’s history. Opposition to the client's power plant was mounted by area businesses, environmentalists, and independent power producers, all of whose views Quarles & Brady understood and respected. Quarles & Brady needed to put in perspective the project’s economics, engineering, environmental impacts, health aspects, and other factors in the face of organized, well-funded, and passionate resistance. In spite of that opposition, the project won the approval of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, but the agency’s ruling was then challenged in court. Ultimately, the case was heard by the State Supreme Court, which affirmed the Public Service Commission's approval of the project "in all respects."