Obama wind farm ban stands

Published Feb 23, 2013 at 04:00AM

A federal judge says she can’t overturn President Barack Obama’s decision to revoke a Chinese company’s purchase of four wind farm projects in the vicinity of a U.S. naval facility’s restricted airspace.

However, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says the Ralls Corporation has a right to a hearing over whether the White House should be forced to explain why it made that decision.

In his September decision, Obama ordered Ralls Corporation to divest its interest in the wind farms it purchased earlier this year in Oregon.