Thursday, January 10, 2013
Black Lava Butte May Be Spared from Wind Project
Element Power appears to have cancelled its plans to build a wind energy project on desert wildlands near Pioneertown and Joshua Tree National Park, according to BLM records. The company drew the ire of conservationists and fans of the desert when it installed meteorological testing towers, and signaled interest in eventually installing giant turbines that would stand over 420 feet tall. Element Power in December submitted a request to relinquish its wind testing right-of-way due to poor wind resources in the area.