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Film on the Front Lines: An Interview with Robert Lundahl on his new film "Who Are My People?"

08/30/2013 ● By Steve

The gold rush for green power development across the desert is destroying Native American sacred sites and environmental resources.

Protestors Mourn the Death of Our Desert at Ocotillo

09/30/2012 ● By Steve

On National Public Lands Day, September 29, a funeral was held near Ocotillo, along the border of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, not for a human being, but rather for the desert itself.

Obama Administration Releases Their Roadmap for Widespread Solar Energy Development Across the Desert and Elsewhere

07/25/2012 ● By Steve

By Steve BrownTurning a deaf ear toward concerns about destruction of the desert's ecology, Native American cultural resources and sacred sites, lack of tribal consultation and public input, and

Congress Set to Consider Legislation Undermining Protection for National Parks

06/18/2012 ● By Steve

An alert from the National Parks Conservation Association:Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives will begin consideration of HR 2578, an omnibus bill that undermines fundamental protection for Jo

Traditional Ancestral Mourning Ceremony at Ocotillo Site near Devestating Wind Energy Project

06/18/2012 ● By Steve

A traditional Native American ancestral mourning ceremony and all-night wake will be held from 7 p.m., Saturday, June 23, to dawn, Sunday, June 24, near the wind energy site near the site of the Ocoti

Desert Residents Fight to Save Bald Eagles from Industrial Wind Energy

05/22/2012 ● By Steve

The Homestead Valley Community Council is the latest organization in the desert to voice their opposition to recent U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decisions allowing the "take" of eagles by industri

Native American tribes join environmental, recreation and hunting organizations to call for a moratorium on “fast-tracking” massive energy projects on public lands

05/15/2012 ● By Steve

(Ocotillo and San Diego, California)—An unprecedented coalition of environmental leaders, tribal representatives, off-road vehicle users, writers/artists, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, community resid

Guest Opinion: Sacrificing the Desert for What?

05/14/2012 ● By Steve

By Brad MitzelfeltSolar energy development in California is largely driven by artificial state mandates that now have utilities increasing their use of expensive renewable energy.It’s a dubious legacy

Valley on Fire: A Rallying Call to Save the Ivanpah Valley from Solar Sunburn

05/11/2012 ● By Steve

Photo & story by David Lamfrom, National Parks Conservation AssociationWe are driving east, on a rugged powerline road in Clark Mountain’s shadow. The 8,000 foot peak is covered in snow. Pinyon-ju

No Shame, No Respect: Solar Millennium Builds a Road on Ancient Geoglyphs

05/09/2012 ● By Steve

In the deserts of California, fast-tracked solar projects are proceeding without shame and without respect. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) permitting allowed projects to go ahead on the basis of inad