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California’s 9th Circuit Hears Appeal on Ivanpah

By Roy L Hales & Robert Lundahl

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In a remote corner of the Mojave Desert, 15 miles from Las Vegas, stands the expansive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Occupying 5 square miles, the facility seems to swallow up a stunning expanse of desert including animals, plants and now, spiritual and cultural resources.

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In Memorial: Ivanpah

The world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant is a focal point in the conflict of two cultures. It sits on a native American sacred site. In Memorial: Ivanpah

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PM“The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America is becoming a world leader in solar energy,” said Secretary Moniz, in the press release announcing the project’s opening. “As the President made clear in the State of the Union, we must continue to move toward a cleaner energy economy, and this project shows that building a clean energy economy creates jobs, curbs greenhouse gas emissions, and fosters American innovation.”
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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?