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Federal District Court Strikes Down Eagle Act Rule

On August 11, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California struck down the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s so-called “30-Year Rule,” which had extended from 5 years to 30 years the duration of...more

8/18/2015 - Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife Department of the Interior Endangered Species Endangered Species Act Energy Sector Environmental Assessments Environmental Impact Report Migratory Bird Treaty Act NEPA Renewable Energy Wind Power

BLM Issues Proposed Rule to Establish Competitive Leasing for Renewable Energy Projects on Public Lands

On September 30, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed rule that would establish competitive processes, terms, and conditions, including rental and bonding requirements, for solar and wind energy development...more

10/13/2014 - Bureau of Land Management Energy Projects Ground Leases NEPA Proposed Regulation Public Land Solar Energy Wind Power

District Court Remands Offshore Wind Project For Failure To Comply With Endangered Species Act

In a decision that has been nearly thirteen years in the making, on March 14, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service...more

4/1/2014 - Endangered Species Act Offshore Wind Wind Power

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Imposes First-Ever Criminal Penalties For Bird Deaths Caused By Wind Projects

The first criminal case ever prosecuted under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) against a wind energy company for bird deaths resulted recently in Duke Energy Renewables (Duke Energy) reaching a settlement with the U.S....more

12/3/2013 - Bird Fatalities DOJ Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Treaty Act Wind Power

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