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 →

Statement by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey On Inyo County REGPA, and LADWP’s Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch

The following are comments by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey, delivered at an April 1, 2014 press conference at the Inyo County Courthouse, Independence, California, in which a coalition of organizations opposed to the County’s called for significant revisions to the proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA), which would open up large swaths of... Continue Reading →

Author And University of Hawai’i Prof. Eileen Tamura To Keynote 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE: Bus transportation from Los Angeles available. Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural nstitute also sponsoring a bus from Gardena. LOS ANGELES — University of Hawai’i Professor Eileen Tamura, author of the 2013 book, In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality, will be the keynote speaker at the 45th Annual Manzanar... 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 →

The City Project Opposes LADWP’s Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch Near Manzanar

The City Project has announced their opposition to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s plans to build the Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch adjacent to the Manzanar National Historic Site. The Manzanar Committee deeply appreciates their support. by Robert García, Founding Director and Counsel, Ramya Sivasubramanian, Assistant Director and Counsel, and Daphne Hsu,... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Calls On Inyo County To Shut Door On Large-Scale Renewable Energy Facilities In Owens Valley

The latest development regarding the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch (SOVSR), a 1,200-acre (approximately 1.8 square mile) solar energy generating facility that would be built adjacent to the Manzanar National Historic Site, is a step backward for the Owens Valley. The County of Inyo appears to be... Continue Reading →

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