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Local sentiment about the Ocotillo Express Wind farm

by Administrator 1. May 2012 00:40
Local sentiment about the Ocotillo Express Wind farmOcotillo residents are fighting to preserve 12,500 acres of desert habitat from being destroyed. The 465-foot-tall industrial Wind Turbines would be visible for miles. Large numbers of Ocotillo, the beautiful desert plant that gives the tiny desert town its' name will be destroyed. Picture hundreds of 465 foot tall metal wind turbines as far as the eye can see. Funny part was, when we were driving around the proposed project site this past weekend, there was barely a hint of a breeze. Coincidence?   What's at stake if the Ocotillo Wind project goes thru. Following photos were provided by Gidon and were taken from Piedras G... [More]

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Ocotillo Express Wind Farm Map

by Administrator 21. April 2012 00:26
Ocotillo Express Wind Farm Map In case you had any doubt that the Ocotillo Express Wind Farm is a huge project which will destroy miles and miles of desert habitat take a look at this interactive Google Earth Map. Thanks to Mojave Desert BLOG for the image which I then overlaid in Google Earth. Large Version

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BLM seeks public input regarding the Ocotillo Express Wind Farm

by Administrator 1. September 2011 04:37
BLM seeks public input regarding the Ocotillo Express Wind Farm After driving out to Ocotillo to voice my concerns over the proposed Ocotillo express Wind Farm, I came to realize that the  Bureau of Land Management's definition of "public input" was a bit inconsistent with mine. Representatives from the BLM, Imperial County officials and Pattern Energy were all given center stage, but when it came time for Ocotillo residents and others to voice their concerns, the presentation quickly came to an end.  We were told that this was an informational meeting only and comments would only be accepted via email and letters. Personally I think the whole project makes the BLM very uneasy.... [More]

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