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VIDEO: In the Name of Green

Poet Cyrus Hadavi, an Alliance for Desert Preservation member, shares a portion of his poem “The Wind and the Sun.” The powerful poem contrasts the genuine force of sun and wind with the hypocrisy of destroying the desert to implement industrial-scale energy projects.

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Light Or Blight?
Summit to Explore Mojave Energy Options

Light or Blight—Renewable Energy in the Mojave is the theme for a community forum to be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5–8:30 p.m. at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. The forum will include a roundtable discussion about the environmental impact of renewable energy projects in the desert with such experts as Peter McRae of Quattro Environmental and UC Riverside biology professor Michael Allen. …

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Sign A4DP’s Petition to Stop Coolwater-Lugo

Join the Alliance for Desert Preservation in opposing the Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project! Click here to send a letter to our public officials. Sign our online petition here. Southern California Edison continues to push this $1 billion project that would bring massive, industrial-scale energy developments to the High Mojave Desert. It would impose 63 miles of new high-voltage transmission lines on the High Desert and a …

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Juniper Flats: To Save It Is to Love It

The following article appears in the December 2014 edition of Desert Report, published by the Sierra Club California/Nevada Desert Committee. The author, Robert Earle Howells (Bob Howells), is a board member of the Alliance for Desert Preservation and a contributor to National Geographic Books. Click here to read the full edition of Desert Report, which also contains an excellent article about the DRECP called “The …

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Rooftop Solar Can Save the Desert from the DRECP

Distributed generation (DG), such as rooftop solar, can effectively generate at least the amount of energy (20,000 MW) that the Desert Renewable Energy Plan (DRECP) is calling for. The difference: Distributed generation does not require wholesale destruction of the California desert. The DRECP, as currently drafted, does. Worse, the DRECP virtually ignores DG, and the DRECP document and its participating agencies seem to have no …

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KCRW Public Radio Spotlights Alliance Efforts

The Santa Monica, California, public radio station KCRW show “Which Way, L.A.?” featured Alliance for Desert Preservation board member Bob Howells in a broadcast yesterday regarding the impact of industrial-scale energy projects on the California desert. Click here to listen to the show. KCRW reporter Evan George toured the High Desert with Howells and Alliance spokesman John Zemanek and witnessed the devastation caused by even …

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VIDEO: Desert Advocates Speak Out at DRECP Meeting

More than 400 advocates for the High Mojave Desert gathered in Victorville on October 29, 2014, to inform the agencies behind the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) that they do not want to see the beautiful California desert become a dumping ground for industrial-scale renewable energy projects—projects that are not wanted and not needed. Some 55 speakers addressed the panel. Each offered a distinct …

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DRECP Public Comment Period Extended

Our voices have been heard, to a small extent: The DRECP agencies have extended the public comment period for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Desert residents have asked for at least a 90-day extension in every DRECP public comment meeting. The extension is for just 45 days. Instead of a January 9, 2015, deadline, we now have until February 23 to file comments …