Wind Power

Judge Won't Block Calif. Wind Farm over Bird Deaths

Sometimes you gotta break a few eggs. Sometimes a few necks.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CN)—Concerns for golden eagles and condors will not interrupt construction of a 300-megawatt wind farm in Kern County, Calif., a judge ruled.

Superior Court Judge William Palmer found Tuesday that Kern County's Board of Supervisors did not violate the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by certifying North Sky River and Jawbone Wind Energy's environmental impact report in September 2011.

A federal judge similarly declined in January to stop project developers from building an access road to the wind farm across federal land.