|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:23:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, ENERGY: Solar project planned for Rice Army Air Field (CA)|
Solar plant wants abandoned WWII-era airfield near Blythe By DAVID DANELSKI Riverside Press Enterprise (CA) August 14, 201A 2.2-square-mile solar energy project sought for an abandoned World War II-era airfield in eastern Riverside County is moving forward without the environmental controversy faced by other projects.
And that's just what developers, the Santa Monica-based SolarReserve company, had hoped for when selecting land for the Rice Solar Energy Project that is just south of Highway 62 about 40 miles northwest of Blythe.
By choosing disturbed lands, the company has so far avoided protests from environmentalists who want to protect desert tortoises and other wildlife, said Tom Georgis, a senior vice president of development for SolarReserve.
...It would be on 1,410 acres of privately owned land that still has the remnants of the Rice Army Air Field and Camp Rice that were used by Gen. George S. Patton during World War II to train troops in harsh desert conditions before they went to battle against Hitler's forces in the North African deserts.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/ PE_News_Local_D_solarairfield15.3c2519a.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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