Desert Protective Council News
Posted by Indy Quillen on October 14, 2014
Your participation is needed at the upcoming DRECP meetings regarding their plans to industrialize the California Desert.
by Terry Weiner
The Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is now available for review and comment.
This plan has been prepared by US Fish and Wildlife, the BLM, the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with numerous contracted consultants, and covers about 2 million acres of our California Desert. It will impact endangered wildlife, critical habitat, air and water quality, cultural resources, private and public lands, agricultural land, and preserved open space.
Posted by Indy Quillen on October 10, 2014
On September 26th, the BLM and the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced in the Federal Register the availability of the long-awaited Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Draft EIR/EIS.
How can we in good conscience allow carving up of more of the California desert when there are still hundreds of thousands of rooftops that could be producing solar energy and helping us meet our renewable energy goals?
Read why the DPC disagrees with the premise of the DRECP, which is to continue expanding renewable energy development in our beleaguered California desert.
Posted by Indy Quillen on September 19, 2014
The Cost of Doing Nothing at Salton Sea May Be Higher Than the Cost of Repair
According to Michael Cohen, senior associate with the Pacific Institute, and author of the report Hazard’s Toll, the declining Salton Sea will impose massive public and environmental costs on local residents, and Californians in general.
Posted by Indy Quillen on September 3, 2014
In 2010, when filmmaker Robert Lundahl began to explore the Native American culture of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, he didn’t anticipate that the very sites he would gain unique access to, might soon be destroyed.
The film Who Are My People? reveals over twenty rare and ancient sites endangered by solar development in the Mojave Desert. It premiers Saturday September 13th in Joshua Tree, CA.