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McCoy & Blythe Solar Projects Approved, Despite Sacred Sites

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe announcement follows the California Energy Commission’s approval of a similar project by NextEra Blythe Solar Energy. The Bureau of Land Management’s decision: McCoy & Blythe Solar Projects approved, despite sacred sites.

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What Killed These Fish? And What Does It Mean?

By Roy L Hales
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On Saturday, Sept 7, someone from Blythe took her kids on what was to have been a fishing expedition. The trip was aborted after they found the dead fish that you see in the photo above in in a canal off 26th, in the Palo Verde Valley. She would later tell me that the smell was terrible! She returned the following day and took the photos you see on this page. Continue reading What Killed These Fish? And What Does It Mean?

Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

According to Native American activists, the BLM failed to consult before putting Genesis on their old village site. Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In June 2010, two of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) archaeologists reported that, as a result of planned industrial scale solar projects, “ … more than 800 sites within the I-10 Corridor, and 17,000 sites within the Southern California Desert Region, will potentially be destroyed. Mitigation can reduce the impact of this destruction, but not to a less-than-significant level.” Continue reading Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

Is The DOI Committing Cultural Genocide & Ecocide?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1While Secretary of the Interior Jewell addressed the Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas last week, a very different examination of America’s solar policy was happening just down the street. Continue reading Is The DOI Committing Cultural Genocide & Ecocide?