Appeals Court Frees Wind Farms From Raptor Dispute

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court Thursday overruled a district court and allowed wildlife to be protected as a public trust, but upheld the dismissal of a suit against the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area, holding that raptor safety lies with regulatory agencies and not with the power companies themselves.

Judges William McGuiness, Stuart Pollack and Peter Siggins of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Third Division, determined that private parties were in fact entitled to sue for the protection of wildlife as a public trust but...
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