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Ep 23: WICKED SOLAR: How Alternative Energy Threatens Already Endangered Wildlife

March 09, 2020 WILD ROOTS
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Ep 23: WICKED SOLAR: How Alternative Energy Threatens Already Endangered Wildlife
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Ep 23: WICKED SOLAR: How Alternative Energy Threatens Already Endangered Wildlife
Mar 09, 2020
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An estimated 690-megawatt solar power generating facility is about to be built on roughly 7,100 acres of public land. Located within the Mojave Desert, around 33 miles northeast of Las Vegas and directly south of the Moapa River Indian Reservation. What could be wrong about that? Afterall, solar energy is the best alternative energy, right?

Turns out, our energy consumption demands are also consuming critical habitat for multiple federally threatened and endangered species on irreplaceable wild landscapes.

The Mojave Desert tortoise is a federally threatened keystone species protected by the Endangered Species Act. Then why is its habitat being destroyed...

Solar power is people-approved. But all big businesses see is profit.

Solar panels belong over parking lots and on rooftops not in our precious public lands!

Photo of Endangered Mojave Desert Tortoise provide by ‘Basin and Range Watch’

Visit Basin and Range Watch to learn more!

To Support this Podcast: Wild Roots Patreon

Show Notes

An estimated 690-megawatt solar power generating facility is about to be built on roughly 7,100 acres of public land. Located within the Mojave Desert, around 33 miles northeast of Las Vegas and directly south of the Moapa River Indian Reservation. What could be wrong about that? Afterall, solar energy is the best alternative energy, right?

Turns out, our energy consumption demands are also consuming critical habitat for multiple federally threatened and endangered species on irreplaceable wild landscapes.

The Mojave Desert tortoise is a federally threatened keystone species protected by the Endangered Species Act. Then why is its habitat being destroyed...

Solar power is people-approved. But all big businesses see is profit.

Solar panels belong over parking lots and on rooftops not in our precious public lands!

Photo of Endangered Mojave Desert Tortoise provide by ‘Basin and Range Watch’

Visit Basin and Range Watch to learn more!

To Support this Podcast: Wild Roots Patreon