Manzanar Committee Calls On Inyo County To Protect Owens Valley In Perpetuity From Large-Scale Solar Energy Development

On July 8, 2014, the Manzanar Committee submitted its official comments to the Inyo County Planning Department and Board of Supervisors in response to their Notice of Preparation for the Program Environmental Impact Report for their 2013 Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA). In their initial draft of this amendment, the County would have opened... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Applauds Inyo County For Taking Important Step Towards Protecting Manzanar, Owens Valley From Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development

LOS ANGELES — On May 6, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move their Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA) to the next step, which will be to draft a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report. The amendment no longer includes the Owens Valley as a “Renewable Energy Development Area,” (REDA) where large-scale, industrial... Continue Reading →

Inyo County and Los Angeles Groups Urge Caution, Continued Vigilance In Fight Against Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development In Owens Valley – VIDEO

On April 1, 2014, concerned residents of Inyo County and Los Angeles held a press conference before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to continue their discussions on their 2013 Renewable Energy General Management Plan (REGPA) that could have devastating impacts on the Owens Valley, including tremendous adverse effects on the viewshed of... Continue Reading →

Inyo County and Los Angeles Groups Urge Caution, Continued Vigilance In Fight Against Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development In Owens Valley

The following is a press release from the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley, the Manzanar Committee, and the Owens Valley Committee. INDEPENDENCE AND LOS ANGELES, CA — On April 4, a broad array of groups working to protect the Owens Valley and the Manzanar National Historic Site from being devastated by large-scale... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Denounces Inyo County Planning Commission Decision That Could Threaten Manzanar

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar Committee denounces the decision by the County of Inyo Planning Commission to approve the 2013 Renewable Energy General Planning Amendment (REGPA) to the County’s General Plan, which would open the door to the construction of large-scale, industrial-grade renewable energy facilities in the County, including an area within the viewshed of... Continue Reading →

LADWP Clinging To Old Model For Building Infrastructure: It’s Time For A Mindset Change

We continue to get letters opposing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch, a 1,200-acre solar energy generating facility that would be built adjacent to Manzanar National Historic Site, in California’s Owens Valley. In this letter, Mary Adams Urashima, Chair of the Historic Wintersburg Preservation Task Force, provides... Continue Reading →

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