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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Protect Our Communities Foundation v. Loudermilk

Here: Protect Our Communities Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Tribe Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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NEPA Challenge to Tule Wind Project Fails

Here are the materials in Protect Our Communities Foundation v. Black (S.D. Cal.): 59-1 POCF Motion for Summary J 61-1 Tule Wind Cross Motion 64 Federal Motion 66 POCF Response 74 Federal Reply 75 Tule Wind Reply 80EWI Order Granting … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Suit to Force BIA to do More to Protect Eagles affected by Wind Energy

Here are the materials in Protect Our Communities Foundation v. Black (S.D. Cal.): 33 Tule Wind Motion 34-1 Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Motion 35-1 US Motion38 Opposition 43 Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Reply 44 Tule Wind Reply 45 … Continue reading

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Federal Suit against Osage Wind LLC Fails

Here are the materials in United States v. Osage Wind LLC (N.D. Okla.): 24 US Motion for Partial Summary J 26 Osage Wind Motion for Summary J 30 US Reply 44 DCT Order Complaint here. The previous tribal suit against … Continue reading

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Complaint Opposing Wind Energy Project Involving Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

Here is the complaint in Hamrick v. GSA (C.D. Ill.): 1 Complaint

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Federal Govt. Sues Osage Wind over Wind Energy Turbine Excavations

Here is the complaint in United States v. Osage Wind LLC (N.D. Okla.): 2 Complaint An excerpt: In this civil action, the United States seeks a preliminary and a permanent injunction and a declaratory judgment that the ongoing excavation activities … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Blog Commentary on New Eagle Permit Rule

Here.

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New Study on Eagle Mortalities at Wind Energy Facilities

This study, collected by United States Fish and Wildlife Service employees, was published in the Journal of Raptor Research. Here: JRR-12-00019.1  

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Wind Energy Fatality Study Published

K. Shawn Smallwood has published “Comparing bird and bat fatality-rate estimates among North American wind-energy projects” in the Wildlife Society Bulletin. Here is the abstract: Estimates of bird and bat fatalities are often made at wind-energy projects to assess impacts … Continue reading

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Quechan Effort to Temporarily Enjoin Wind Farm Temporarily Fails

Here are the materials in Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. United States Dept. of Interior (S.D. Cal.): DCT Order Denying Quechan Motion for TRO Quechan Motion Interior Opposition Ocotillo Opposition

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