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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

Route 66 Designated Scenic Highway from Oro Grande to Arizona State Line

05/22/2012 ● By Steve

SAN BERNARDINO – At the recommendation of First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have approved designating San Bernardino County Route 66 as a s

Whitewater Canyon Closures in Effect for Fire Prevention

05/15/2012 ● By Steve

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has temporarily closed more than 4,000 acres of public land in Whitewater Canyon to help protect its valued landscape from potential wildfires. “A wildfire under t

BLM Sets Public Meetings for Solar Project Near El Centro

05/15/2012 ● By Steve

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing public meetings in El Centro, Calif. on Wednesday, May 23 for the proposed San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Ocotillo Sol solar energy project in

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

Massacre in the Rocks: Solar Millennium Builds on Native American Sacred Sites

05/09/2012 ● By Steve

Solar Millennium has begun to construct a 9,500 acre solar facility on Mojave Desert lands that Native Americans and others consider sacred. The area contains scores of ancient geoglyphs, large rock d

Indigenous America Questions U.S. Green Policies

05/09/2012 ● By Steve

This short film, "a film within a film," tells a story, and the story here involves the Peace and Dignity movement, "Journadas de Paz y Dignidad," a pan-indigenous movement of the Americas, uniting na