Developer, Gov't Urge 9th Circ. To Nix Wind Farm Suit

By Michael Phillis (January 29, 2018, 3:09 PM EST) -- A unit of Avangrid Renewables LLC, the Ewiaapaayp band of Kuweyaay Indians and the federal government told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that a lower court was right when it tossed claims that the government didn't follow environmental law in approving a lease for a wind farm.

The three separately filed briefs saying that the Bureau of Indian Affairs comprehensively looked at the impact of the project on golden eagles when it approved a lease for the project between Tule Wind LLC and the California tribe. Assertions by Protect Our Communities Foundation and two individuals saying that it didn't conduct a...

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