US Wrongly Created Solar Energy Zones, Enviros Claim

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 1:51 PM EST) -- Three environmental groups on Tuesday sued the Bureau of Land Management in California federal court over its decision last year to set aside swaths of open space for utility-scale solar energy projects and failing to study smaller alternatives in degraded and developed areas rather than prime public land.

The Western Lands Project, the Desert Protective Council and the Western Watersheds Project allege the Obama administration violated the National Environmental Policy Act in October when it created 17 solar energy zones covering 285,000 acres in Arizona, California,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Western Lands Project et al v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Jeffrey T. Miller

Date Filed

February 12, 2013

Government Agencies

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