This letter includes comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment for the proposed Blythe Solar Power Plant, compiled from The Wilderness Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Conservation groups welcome more clean energy and urge Interior Department to improve project selection process
SAN FRANCISCO – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today that he has permitted a 1,000 megawatt solar power plant – and the largest “fast-track” project to date – on public lands in southern California. At peak output, the solar farm could generate enough clean electricity to power more than 300,000 homes, according to project developers.
QUESTA, NEW MEXICO - A move towards America’s clean energy future took a positive step forward today with a ground breaking in New Mexico on what will become the largest concentrated solar photovoltaic installation in the U.S. The Chevron Corporation will build a one megawatt solar facility on the degraded lands of the tailing site of Chevron Mining, Inc’s molybdenum mine.
A new poll conducted for TheCLEAN.org and the Civil Society Institute (CSI) found strong majorities of Colorado residents want to see a big shift away from fossil fuels solutions to our energy challenges. Sixty-two percent said they want the new president to promote green energy, while 86 percent said they want limits on oil-shale subsidies and 76 percent want a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants.