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Protect Our Communities Foundation v. LaCounte

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and its approval of an industrial-scale wind facility in southern California. A conservation group argued that BIA improperly relied on...

H.R. 403, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Desert Protective Council v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that BLM complied with NEPA and FLPMA in allowing the construction of a utility-scale...

H.R. 493, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Barnstable, Mass. v. Federal Aviation Administration

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions for review challenging FAA's determination that a proposed offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound would not pose a hazard to air navigation. Despite petitioners' arguments to the contrary, the FAA's no...

Friends of Maine's Mountains v. Board of Environmental Protection

ELR Case

Maine's highest court vacated a state permit authorizing the construction of a wind turbine project on Saddleback Mountain. Twenty-one days before the state environmental agency approved the permit, the state's environmental board...

Desert Protective Council v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court upheld BLM's approval of a record of decision (ROD) and its grant of a right of way (ROW) allowing the construction of a utility-scale wind project in California's Sonoran Desert. Conservation groups challenged BLM's...

Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court upheld BLM's approval of a record of decision (ROD) allowing the construction of 112 wind turbines in an area that contains cultural and biological significance to a Native American tribe. BLM's decision to approve the...