Solar Cos. Agree To Protect Wildlife Near Power Plants

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT) -- SunPower Corp. and Topaz Solar Farms LLC announced Tuesday that they had agreed to take extra measures to protect endangered species near two proposed solar power plants in California, ending a months-long battle with environmental organizations over the project's possible effects on wildlife.

The solar companies and the environmental groups — The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity — all see the agreement as a victory for environmental conservation of the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., which is...
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