N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Wind Farm Deals

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has launched an investigation into two out-of-state companies currently developing wind farms across New York state amid allegations that the companies have engaged in improper dealings with public officials and anti-competitive practices.

The probe, aimed at Newton, Mass.-based First Wind and Essex, Conn.-based Noble Environmental Power LLC, will investigate whether the two companies allegedly improperly sought or obtained land-use agreements with citizens and public officials; whether improper benefits were given to public officials to influence their actions; and whether...
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