Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Cactus Cannot Outrun Bulldozers
A cactus in bloom in the Pisgah Valley of the central Mojave Desert. This cactus and the ecologically important desert habitat here would be destroyed by bulldozers if K Road Power begins construction of the Calico Solar power project. The solar facility would destroy nearly 7 square miles of desert. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and NRDC have filed a legal challenge, suggesting the project should be built on already-disturbed lands.