Desert Protective Council News
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.
Posted by Indy Quillen on July 22, 2014
The California Energy Commission has set another hearing for the Palen Solar Power Project in Blythe – to take place July 28-31. Although the CEC recommended denying the permit for this project last winter, based on impacts to avian fauna and cultural resources, the entire case has been reopened at the request of Brightsource.
It’s important to voice your concerns at these hearings, as they will take public comments.
Posted by Indy Quillen on July 14, 2014
DPC congratulates Ranger Steve Bier for a superb job of coordinating sixty volunteers and compiling the data from the recent 2014 Bighorn Sheep Count in Anza-Borrego, which ended July 6th. And a salute to the sixty volunteers for their dedication and hard work, making this count a success.
Here is a brief run down of the stats: