Entries by Chris Morrill

Editorial: Trump administration threatens California’s deserts

(SF Chronicle Editorial) READ ORIGINAL EDITORIAL February 3, 2018 The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is a joint venture between California and the federal government to support renewable energy development while simultaneously protecting millions of acres of our state’s ecologically fragile desert. Most Popular The plan, which covers 22.5 million acres in seven California counties, […]

In stunning reversal, Trump could open California desert to more solar and wind farms

(Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun) READ FULL ARTICLE February 1, 2018 In an unexpected announcement with potentially dramatic consequences for the California desert, the Trump administration said Thursday it will reconsider an Obama-era conservation plan that blocks energy development across millions of acres stretching from the Mexican border to the Owens Valley and encourages solar […]