Alice Bond (Wilderness Society), San Francisco Chronicle
Feb 1, 2010
The Chronicle ("Green vs. pristine," Editorial, Jan. 25) is on target when it notes that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's legislation strikes an appropriate balance between protecting the California desert and promoting renewable energy.
Bureau of Land Management has already identified over 350,000 acres of potential solar sites in the desert and is moving forward expeditiously with nine solar projects on approximately 50,000 acres of public lands. None would be affected by Feinstein's bill.
The Wilderness Society and its supporters are leading the national charge to move a group of wildlands bills over the finish line and protect more of the nation’s most iconic wildlands before the next Congress is sworn in. Together we’ve been contacting delegates in Washington to urge that they take up and pass more than 21 important wildlands bills that are currently awaiting action in Congress.
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