US Beats Another Enviro Suit Over $2.2B Mojave Solar Plant

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge dismissed another environmental challenge to a $2.2 billion solar plant in the Mojave Desert on Friday, saying the government properly balanced the need for renewable energy with environmental impacts and the loss of access to Native American religious sites.

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected efforts by La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle Advisory Committee to scuttle the massive solar project under a half dozen federal statutes, ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had acted within...
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