Elektro Primorska, a company for distribution of electricity with majority state ownership, wants to build windmills on Volovja reber. Despite the fact that previous research indicated that Volovja reber is inappropriate for building windmills due to high vulnerability of the natural environment, in 2002 the activities to obtain the licence got underway. And although the State Institute for Nature Protection issued an expert opinion that windmills would have an unacceptably high impact on nature, the Environmental Agency issued an environmental approval in June 2006. Due to numerous complaints by civil society, the construction has not started yet. The proceedings were characterized by many irregularities. This example is also important as a precedent for the involvement of environmental NGOs in the procedures for issuing environmental approvals for major land use, that was many times prevented by the Environmental Agency.