Wind Farm Scales Back To Save Endangered Bat

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 2:27 PM EST) -- After reaching a settlement with environmental groups seeking to beef up regulations for alternative energy projects, a West Virginia wind farm has reduced its size and dropped its appeal of a district court ruling that ordered the development to remain incomplete for fears it would harm the endangered Indiana bat.

Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland signed off on the pact between Beech Ridge Energy LLC and the Animal Welfare Institute Tuesday. The accord allows Beech Ridge to immediately...
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