ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is calling for a blitz of pleas to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on or before July 23, to urge extension of a moratorium on commercial solar energy development projects. Dan Stork has the background…

A public hearing before the County Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Tuesday, July 23, considers a proposal to extend and amend the temporary moratorium on commercial solar energy generation projects on County-administered land, enacted by the Board in mid-June. Following the earlier action, the county’s Land Use Services Department was authorized to work up a Renewable Energy Element in the County General Plan, with a regulatory system for renewable energy projects. A staff report says, “Complexity of relevant issues and options warrant extension of the moratorium until work on the Development Code is completed.” The staff report can be found at a link in this story at kcdzfm.com:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/Uploads/lus/Renewable/SolarMoratoriumReport7172013.pdf

According to an email sent out by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association late Thursday afternoon, the support by Supervisors Ramos and Lovingood for an extension is anticipated, but the positions of the other three Supervisors is uncertain. The MBCA is urging members and like-minded people to flood the Supervisors with emails advocating an extension.

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