Tribe Decries Approval Of $1.13B Calif. Solar Project

Law360, New York (December 5, 2014, 5:47 PM EST) -- A Native American tribe on Thursday accused the federal government in California federal court of neglecting to follow proper protocol in fast-tracking the planned $1.13 billion Blythe Solar Power Project, saying the project violates federal laws by infringing on their land and traditions.

The complaint filed by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, or CRIT, alleges that the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to take into account laws protecting their land and customs. It accuses the government of failing to properly communicate with the tribe prior to approving the massive project, which is set...

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