On February 22, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected most claims brought by Ralls Corp., owned by two Chinese nationals, which challenged a presidential order directing it to divest its interest in several wind farm projects located in the vicinity of a U.S. Naval base in Oregon. The court did allow a due process claim to move forward. On September 28, 2012, after the Committee for Foreign investments in the United States (CFIUS) reviewed the proposed wind farm projects, the Department of Treasury announced a presidential order prohibiting the acquisition and ownership of four wind farm projects by the Ralls Corp.