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Enviros Urge 9th Circ. To Revive Wind Farm Challenge

Law360, New York (November 15, 2017, 4:41 PM EST) -- A conservation group has asked the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower court decision tossing claims that the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated environmental law in approving a lease between a wind farm developer and a California tribe, saying the agency failed to do enough to protect golden eagles and other birds.

In March, a California federal judge tossed a suit by Protect Our Communities Foundation and two individuals over the BIA’s 2013 approval of the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians’ lease to Tule Wind LLC...
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Case Title

Protect Our Communities, et al v. Michael Black, et al


Case Number

17-55647

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

May 5, 2017

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