BrightSource Energy drops project in marvelous desert valley with bighorn sheep-

Disputed Solar Energy Project in California Desert Is Dropped. By Elisabeth Rosenthal. New York Times.

This had been a great Mohave Desert controversy, prompting Senator Feinstein to propose the area as a national monument instead. BrightSource says they are now looking for new site somewhere.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Disputed Solar Energy Project in California Desert Is Dropped

  1. avatar kt says:

    Kennedy’s investments in this helps explain NRDC’s promotion of inappropriately sited “renewables”.

  2. avatar mikepost says:

    Keep your eyes on the areas surrounding the Carrizo Plains National Monument in California’s San Luis Obispo county. There are already a couple of similar proposals on sensitive ground and it is less than 100 miles from this site. No big horns; just tule elk, kit foxes, burrowing owls and a host of other listed or threatened species.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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