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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...

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...