Enviros Point 9th Circ. To Pipeline Ruling In Wind Farm Appeal

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 9:21 PM EDT) -- A conservation group told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a recent appellate court decision vacating federal approvals for portions of the Mountain Valley pipeline supported its challenge to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ assent to a lease between a wind farm developer and a California tribe.

Protect Our Communities Foundation pointed the court’s attention to the Fourth Circuit’s July 27 decision to strike down the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management’s approvals for parts of the Mountain Valley pipeline, arguing that the ruling backed its own claim that the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs couldn’t adopt...

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