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The Bureau of Land Management says it’s received 130 applications to build solar, wind and geothermal power projects in Southern California deserts, and has asked for a moratorium on new applications.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the pace of applications has accelerated during the past year. Interest is high in building power plants near existing transmission lines.
Groups as disparate as the Sierra Club and off-road trucking clubs have voiced opposition to disturbing desert landscapes with new construction. The Sierra Club opposes construction of new transmission lines, and favors distributed generation on urban rooftops.
Could a fault line open between advocates of non-polluting energy and habitat preservationists? Watch this space.
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