Agreement Leads to Smart Renewable Energy Growth in California
June 1, 2011
Sierra Club has reached an agreement with Maricopa Sun that will lead to smart renewable energy growth in California. Maricopa Sun is planning to develop a 700-megawatt photovoltaic solar array project within a 6,000-acre parcel of private property in southern Kern County, California. To address concerns over losing agricultural lands in the area, the solar company has agreed to provide funds for every acre developed to the Sequoia Riverlands Trust. The trust will utilize the fee to educate, promote, and encourage proper farming practices within Kern County and the San Joaquin Valley.
Sierra Club is a national advocate for clean, renewable energy projects that are properly sited and appropriately mitigated, and Maricopa represents another solar energy project that the Club can proudly support.
Details and Documents:
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March 29, 2011 by James Burger, The Bakersfield Californian
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