The Department of Interior May 15 was sued for approving a 315 MW wind farm in Imperial County. The Quechan Tribe is challenging the project that would sit on more than 10,000 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, which is of special importance to the American Indian tribe, according to the suit filed in federal court in the Southern District of Southern California. \u201cTo allow a project of such magnitude to be erected next to one of our sacred sites--which helps form our identity as Quechan--would be a desecration of our culture and way of life,\u201d the suit states. The Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility would include 112 wind turbines that are 45 feet tall and roads and other infrastructure covering 42 miles. The legal challenge charges that Interior\u2019s project approval would cause the tribe \u201cirreparable injury\u201d in violation of federal laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy Management Act, and National Historic Preservation Act. Interior\u2019s March 9 final environmental impact statement on the project identified 287 archaeological sites, according to the suit. \u201cWe can\u2019t comment at this time,\u201d said Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Doran Sanchez. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar May 11 signed the record of decision giving the project the green light. The tribe seeks an injunction and invalidation of the project.