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BIA Beats Enviros' Suit Over Approval Of Wind Farm Lease

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 7:40 PM EST) -- A California federal judge freed the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Monday from a conservation group's lawsuit claiming the agency flouted environmental law when approving a lease between a wind farm developer and a tribe despite the risk to golden eagles and other migratory birds.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted summary judgment to the BIA on the sole remaining claim in a suit by Protect Our Communities Foundation and two individuals over the agency's 2013 approval of the tribe's lease to Tule Wind LLC...
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