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  • Environmental: Approving Wind Turbines Does Not Make Federal Agency Liable For Bird Deaths

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    Facts: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) granted to Tule Wind, LLC a right-of-way to build and operate about 150 wind turbines on federal land in San Diego County, California. The BLM approved the grant after conducting an environmental impact statement, obtaining modifications to the original wind project, and conditioning the grant on numerous

  • Easements / Zoning: No Zoning Decision Challenge Based On Easement Interference

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    Analysis: Maurice and Colleen Picard owned property in Westminster, Massachusetts, near Wyman Pond. Their property did not abut the pond, but their deed included an easement granting access to the pond across a neighboring property, now owned by 3333, Inc. (3333) The easement included use of a ''beach area'' that the Picards and others accessed

  • Fair Housing Act: Variance's 'Restoration Provision' Could Run Afoul Of Fair Housing Act

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    Facts: Colleen and John Austin bought a property in the Town of Farmington, New York that was subject to a town ordinance disallowing pools and fences on the property. After they bought the property, they sought a variance from the town so that they could add a fence and an above ground pool to the property. They explained that

  • Zoning/ Undesirable Land Use: Zoning Restriction Applies To Entire Building, Not Section Where Horses Are Stabled

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    Facts: The City of Charleston's City Council enacted ordinances to regulate the horse carriage tour business, including adding a requirement for a special use exception to operate a ''horse stable'' in general business and urban commercial zoning districts. The ordinance includes seven criteria for a special use exception, including that a stable cannot be located

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