California lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, securing protections for its wildlife, lands, waters and abundant recreation opportunities.
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Hoping to avoid avian “death by turbine,” conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court to protect California’s endangered condors and golden eagles from a wind-energy project in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Defenders’ Caitlin Balch-Burnett recently traveled to Washington DC with some super-activists to talk to members of Congress about why wildlife funding is so important.
Approval by Imperial County officials means work can begin on what will be the world’s largest solar farm.
“What’s frustrating about the Calico solar project is that the developer and the Bureau of Land Management can avoid the worst impacts to wildlife by being ‘smart from the start’ and moving the project to degraded agricultural lands near the proposed site,” says Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife’s California program director.