The Ridgecrest area is having a solar PV power plant proposal shoved down people's throats, to be blunt. Imagine you wanted to grade 2000 + acres of government land and what you'd have to do to get it approved. The solar millenium project is almost a done deal, with the BLM told by higher ups the determination can't take longer than a year! The vendor's proposal is as thick as the health bill proposal I bet - about 12 -14 inches high. Impossible to read and everything so positive that no adverse impacts to wildlife, native American sites, access to recreationists, etc etc. I've not seen a coherent plan even to mitigate the dust caused by ground disturbance, nevertheless how much water they actually are going to use in operations and how much the water table can afford.
I guess its pretty obvious how I think about this!~
take care folks
I'll be around the camp this weekend sometime