9th Circ. Greenlights Nev. Wind Farm Construction

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed a decision to allow construction of a Nevada wind farm, a blow to advocacy groups and Native American tribes that argued the 7,683-acre project would hurt wildlife and desecrate sacred land.

The appellate court affirmed a Nevada federal judge's decision to deny a preliminary injunction on the Spring Valley Wind Energy Facility on state public lands near Great Basin National Park, as well as his decision to strike testimony by one of the plaintiffs' experts regarding bat mortality.

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