US Environmental Laws Increasingly Lead to Litigation Concerning the Siting and Operation of Renewable Energy Projects
22 January 2010
Mayer Brown Article
As renewable energy projects proliferate across the United States in response to federal and state mandates and incentives, there are increasing clashes between this green form of energy and environmental regulations issued under a complex web of national and local laws. Opponents of a project—often environmental groups or organizations of local residents concerned about aesthetics or property values—are now commonly filing lawsuits to halt, delay or force changes in the project, alleging violations of the environmental laws.