A US Wind Farm

A US Wind Farm

February 01, 2004

A US wind farm is being sued for killing birds.

Law students at the University of Denver filed the case in a federal district court in California in mid-January. The students charge the owners of the wind farm — along the Altamont Pass in California — with killing birds that are protected under various federal and state protected species statutes and with making misleading environmental marketing claims by not including a warning about the effect on birds as part of their marketing efforts. The parties are required by local court rules to try mediation first. The mediation session has been set for April 23.

Keith Martin