Court hearing Sept 7 for residents seeking temporary restraining order against Ocotillo Express Wind
Plaintiffs contend that irreparable harm has occurred and that an injunction is necessary to protect human life, public safety and environmental injury. Already permanent harm has been done to desert habitat by illegal activities, the suit adds.
The lawsuit is one of at least five filed by numerous organizations seeking to halt the project.
August 13, 2012
by Miriam Raftery
in East County Magazine
Pattern has created an "imminent harm to public safety", suit alleges
Ocotillo - The U.S. District Court in San Diego will hear a case filed by a group of Ocotillo residents, Community Advocates for Renewable Energy Stewardship [CARES] requesting a temporary restraining order to shut down construction on Pattern Energy's Ocotillo Express wind project.
According to the suit, a Pattern Energy employee filed a declaration revealing that Pattern never engineered or submitted final grading plans. The wind developer claimed "very little actual grading" while in fact grading 149 acres of underground trenches, 286 acrsd of turbine pads and... [continue via Web link]