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Solar & Alternative Energy

Protection of desert land faces off with new energy sources

New York Times
22 December 2009

California Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on 21 December to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.

Developers of the projects have already postponed several proposals or abandoned them entirely. The California agency charged with planning a renewable energy transmission grid has rerouted proposed power lines to avoid the monument.

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