Enviros Tell 9th Circ. $2B Solar Project Threatens Turtles

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EST) -- An environmental group urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to reverse a district court decision dismissing its attempt to stop the construction of a $2.2 billion solar plant in the Mojave Desert, saying the federal government underestimated the project's impact on wildlife.

Plaintiff Western Watersheds Project had sought to derail BrightSource Energy Inc.’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project — set to be the largest solar-thermal power plant under construction in the world — alleging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had failed to protect more than...
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