Trial Date Set for Wind Lawsuit

Our lawsuit against a massive wind power project that will kill and injure federally endangered Indiana bats (AWI v. Beech Ridge Energy, No. 09-1519 (D. Md.)), is scheduled for trial from October 21-23 at the federal district court in Greenbelt, Maryland. The case challenges a proposed 124-turbine industrial wind energy project as violating the “take” prohibition of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1538. We will post our pre-trial brief once it is filed on September 25, 2009