Obama Administration

New DOI Plan For California Desert Renewables

At a wind farm near Palm Springs yesterday, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell presented the department’s long-awaited plans for both multi-energy renewables development and conservation within 22.5 million acres of the Mojave and other Southern California deserts. More than half the land lies within San Bernardino County. The … [continued]

Obama to Nix Keystone Pipeline Today

In a huge win for congressional Democrats and green groups who oppose it, the Obama administration is expected to announce today that it has killed the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed use of US lands to allow dirty tar sands crude oil to be sent across US soil to the Gulf Coast for processing into usable oil for shipment to world markets.