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Stormclouds over Desert Protection Act of 2010: conservation pitted against renewable energy




Mojave Desert Fire 2009
Mojave Desert Fire 2009
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A Senate committee this morning took up legislation authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that attempts to balance alternative energy development and protection of natural resources in the Mojave. At issue: would the bill hinder the development of solar projects in the desert?

Guests:

Molly Peterson, KPCC reporter

John White, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technologies

Chase Huntley, clean energy policy advisor, the Wilderness Society