Opponents of the Tule Wind Project in San Diego’s East County are taking another shot at trying to stop one portion of the wind farm that will erect turbines along the ridgeline in the McCain Valley.
The Protect Our Communities Foundation (POC) filed a court documents Friday with the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, claiming the federal government did not follow its own procedures when it OK’d the second phase of the Tule project.
Called Tule II, the second portion of the wind farm has been permitted to erect as many as 24 turbines with a capacity of 69 megawatts on 640 acres of land, some of which is owned by the state and some belonging to the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
POC has argued that the blades from turbines in both phases of the Tule project will pose significant danger to birds, golden eagles in particular.
Normal people understand that the project is safe for birds and wildlife. Birds aren’t stupid, they’ll figure it out.
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