$2B Mojave Solar Plant Ducks Enviro Challenge In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday said a proposed $2.2 billion solar plant in the Mojave Desert can proceed, upholding a lower court’s denial of a preliminary injunction sought by an environmental group that said the project could harm the desert tortoise population in the area.

Plaintiff Western Watersheds Project had sought to hold up BrightSource Energy Inc.’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project, set to be the largest solar-thermal power plant under construction in the world, saying the government had failed to protect the tortoises and...
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