Quick Link: Bill Would Bypass Locals in Siting Solar Project

How much say should local communities have in proposed renewable energy projects? Does it serve the greater good to bypass them entirely? It’s a question that’s heating up in the SoCal desert.

Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the state Assembly on Thursday approved controversial legislation that allows a solar energy developer to bypass local agencies in seeking to build a large-scale power plant in a valley that is home to desert tortoises, golden eagles and bighorn sheep.

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