environmental impact statement. The deadline for public comments is Thursday, 6 October 2011.
Comments may be sent to Cedric Perry, Project Manager, by mail: 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA, 92553; phone: (951) 697-5388; or email firstname.lastname@example.org .Basin and Range Watch has some great photos and a description of the plant and wildlife on their website. The project would destroy habitat for the Western Burrowing Owl, foraging area for the Peninsula Bighorn Sheep and further endanger the flat-tailed horned lizard. Golden eagles have also been active in the area, and could be killed by the turbines, as has occurred with other wind projects in California.
Send your public comments today to express your concern that the Ocotillo Express Wind project will have irreparable negative impacts on our wildlife and landscapes that are not acceptable and -- considering the more efficient alternative of distributed generation -- are unnecessary. Tell the BLM to select the "No Action Alternative" to save these lands from unnecessary industrialization.
The Google Earth image below shows the Ocotillo Express wind energy project at its actual proposed site, just south and east of Anza-Borrego State Park. You can view and download the project description and other maps from the BLM's website.