Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Federal Approval of Tule Wind Project over Eagle-Based Challenge

Here is the opinion in Protect Our Communities v. Jewell.

From the syllabus:

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials and intervenor Tule Wind, LLC in an action challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to grant a right-of-way on federal lands in southeast San Diego County, permitting Tule Wind to construct and operate a wind energy project.


POC Opening Brief

Backcountry Against Dumps Opening Brief

Answer Brief

POC Reply

Related lower court materials here.


Environmentalist Groups Challenge to Ocotillo Wind Energy Project Fails

Here are the materials in Protect our Communities Foundation v. Salazar (S.D. Cal.):

25-1 Protect Our Communities Motion for Summary J

28-1 Goverment Cross Motion

30-1 Ocotilla Cross Motion

41 DCT Order Granting Summary J for Government

Materials on the Quechan Tribe’s efforts are here.