The Sierra Club is not alone in opposing the destructive solar project. Defenders of Wildlife filed a brief in support of the Sierra Club's opposition. Also, BNSF Railroad opposes the project and filed a complaint with the CEC on Wednesday, according to the Daily Press. The company operates a rail line through the site and is concerned that glint and glare from the solar panels could blind its train engineers.The Sierra Club told the The Sun newspaper:
"The Sierra Club is very much in favor of renewable energy but this is a bad location ...," adding that the area is "important habitat for the desert tortoise and the big horn sheep."
|Prickly poppy and desert dandelions bloom on the site of the proposed Calico Solar power project in the central Mojave Desert.|