Date
18 August 2017
Sany's unit claimed that its plan to acquire wind farms in Oregon was wrongfully blocked by the Obama administration. Photo: China.org.cn
Sany's unit claimed that its plan to acquire wind farms in Oregon was wrongfully blocked by the Obama administration. Photo: China.org.cn

Sany unit wins case against US govt over wind farms deal

Chinese machinery manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry said its US unit Ralls Corp had a “historic victory” in a lawsuit filed against the Obama administration over a blocked wind farm project in the United States.

A US federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama government violated the rights of Ralls Corp when it rejected the company’s bid to purchase US wind farms.

“Sany and the affiliated Ralls welcomed the ruling, and are delighted to achieve such a historic victory,” Xinhua news agency quoted Xiang Wenbo, president of Sany Heavy, as saying Wednesday.

Obama issued a presidential order in September 2012 to prevent Ralls from owning four wind farms in Oregon, citing national security risks as their locations were near the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility.

Ralls sued Obama for blocking its purchase deal, claiming that the presidential order exceeded its constitutional rights and failed to provide detailed evidence.

The District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the presidential order, without due process of law, had deprived the company of its protected property interests, the report said.

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