Sierra Club Joins CA Solar Lawsuit Fray

Sierra Club Joins CA Solar Lawsuit Fray

ICTMN Staff
1/5/11

The Sierra Club has joined the list of groups suing California agencies over solar projects. The environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Energy Commission for its approval of the Calico facility, Reuters reported on Jan. 5.

Like the suit filed against other agencies by the Native American group La Cuna de Aztlan, and the Quechan Indian tribe’s injunction blocking construction of the Imperial Valley project, the Sierra Club charges that “regulators failed to fully mitigate the project’s impact on rare plant and animal species” and asks the court to rescind its approval and the plant’s permits, Reuters said.

The news wire noted that the number of solar projects in the state over the past year has burgeoned from three utility-scale plants to more than 40 plants under development. California is under a mandate to derive about a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. Six of them are under contention.

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We knew this group were not to be trusted and now it goes to show enyreove who was telling those of us to be thankful for these attorneys and Elouise Cobell who stands with them. Why did she agree to their change in tactics? Who is the leader? The other area of Interest to me is the manner in which notification is going out. A 16 page document that our people have to read to make a decision and the Opt Out has to take place the day of the Fairness Hearing plus if you choose to Opt Out then you cannot testify at the hearing. How did these dates get established? So if you want to testify to the manner in which this was shoved down the throats of the land owners then you cannot Opt Out. But if you don't then your agreeing to the rip off. They have us coming and going how did this happen?
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