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Imperial Valley Solar Project sued by Indian tribe

November 4, 2010 | 10:08 am

Just a month after clearing the regulatory hurdle, Tessera Solar’s Imperial Valley Solar Project has run into another obstacle: a lawsuit aiming to stop construction before it even starts.

The Quechan Indian tribe filed a complaint last Friday seeking to force the federal Department of Interior to back off the installation, claiming that it would damage “cultural and biological resources of significance.”

Key among those is the flat-tailed horned lizard, which figures strongly in the tribe’s creation lore. To learn more, check out The Times’ Technology blog.

-- Tiffany Hsu