Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant

tags: Manzanar




LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A proposed solar power plant in California has come under fire over concerns it will mar historic elements of a World War II internment camp and harm wildlife.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says that despite the objections is it going ahead with plans to put 1 million photovoltaic panels on 1,200 acres it owns in the Owens Valley north of the city....

"There is no agency that regulates vistas and views," said Bruce Embrey, co-chair of the Manzanar Committee, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the site. "We have moral authority, an appeal to the city's social conscience. We are urging the DWP to consider alternative sites for its solar farm, perhaps on structures in downtown Los Angeles."...



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