Nevada's first utility-scale wind farm, the Spring Valley Wind Energy Facility, already on a fast track approval process through the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), apparently also has been on a fast track through the courts as well. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on July 15 affirmed a March 28 decision by the U.S. District Court for Nevada that refused to block the 66-turbine project to be located about 30 miles east of Ely, Nevada.
The plaintiffs, Western Watersheds Project and the Center for Biological Diversity, contended that the BLM's fast track process failed to adequately assess impacts to the greater sage-grouse and bat populations.
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