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Quechan Nation in court to block wind project at sacred site





The Quechan Nation was in federal court on Friday in hopes of blocking a wind farm at a sacred site in California.

The tribe sued the Interior Department and the Bureau of Land Management for approving the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility . The tribe says it wasn't consulted about the project.

The tribe also says the BLM reclassified public lands to authorize the wind farm. Pattern Energy is the developer behind the project.

The wind farm is almost complete, East County Magazine reported.

Get the Story:
FEDERAL JUDGE HEARS QUECHAN TRIBE’S CASE ON OCOTILLO WIND PROJECT HARM TO SACRED SITES (East County Magazine 1/21)

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