Federal Lands: To Develop Or Conserve?

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT) -- On the same day the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a right-of-way (ROW) notice to proceed authorizing Ocotillo Express LLC to begin construction of a 315 megawatt (MW) wind energy project on federal land in California, the Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to enjoin construction.

The May 14, 2012, lawsuit against the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and BLM alleges that the DOI’s approval of the Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Facility, to...
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