USFS Accused Of Bias In Suit Over Fast-Tracked Wind Farm

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- An environmental group sued the U.S. Forest Service in Vermont federal court last week in an attempt to halt a wind energy project that had been fast-tracked by the Obama administration, saying the agency's review ignored conflicts of interest.

In seeking to shut down the Deerfield Wind Project — one of 14 infrastructure projects President Obama selected in October for expedited permitting and environmental review — Vermonters for a Clean Environment Inc., in a suit filed on April 13, accused the Forest Service of violating the Wilderness Act and...
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