California Conservationists & Developers Begin Court Proceedings Over 399 MW Solar Power Plant

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Bound to rile people up so keep your knee-jerk in check: Mercury News reports on another example of the needs of balancing the equally pressing (and interlinked) needs of expanding renewable energy projecting and conservation. The Santa Clara Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and a group of local residents are suing to block construction of a 399 MW solar power plant on 3,200 acres in the Panoche Valley in California. Those opposed say the project will harm endangered species in the area as well as disrupting the area's rural character. The two sides began court proceedings yesterday.Read more:
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