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Lawsuit Alleges Solar Projects Would Harm Sacred Native American Sites


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Cal
- 1232 days ago - latimes.com
Native American group and its allies sue to stop six solar facilities from being built in the Southern California desert, arguing that they would affect treasured geoglyphs, burial sites and relics.



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Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:18 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:34 am
There has to be a better way.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 5:28 am
This has to be resolved and quickly. It is not for the sake of the corporation that the solar installations are being built. It is for the survival of everyone. That includes the Native American groups and even Republicans.
What must be done is that Native Americans must have an input into the location of these power plants.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:52 am
BASIC RESPECT here.....another pile of "it's all about ME" stuff.......not what is right or wrong considering the obvious needs to generate energy. This project DESERVES the respect of those connected with it as an absolute basic courtesy. Why wouldn't the Natives be upset? How would you like it if someone just decided to put a waste dump next to your house.....or similar? It doesn't surprise me that the BLM is involved, since their "like it or lump it" attidude permeates everything they are involved with....i.e. Horse Roundups, etc.
It's very sad that the process which embraces COURTEST and RESPECT has to come to this and I hope the Natives do their thing.....they know what they are doing.....paybacks are a B*&^$H......so be it.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 11:54 am
Noted, Thanks Cal. There are many wasted areas in the city of Los Angeles, where solar plants could and Should go.
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:43 pm
noted
 

Hartson Doak (32)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:03 pm
All construction projects here in Hawaii have to take care of the bones and artifacts from the ancient Hawaiians. Construction of these solar projects can work around these sites of the Native Americans. The reptiles can be collected and released in other areas or reintroduced after the construction is over.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted , thank you !
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday February 25, 2011, 9:00 am
Noted!!
 

Brian M. (145)
Friday February 25, 2011, 10:15 am
Climate change threatens to exterminate native peoples around the world. Indigenous will suffer far worse than non-indigenous populations. The question then is "Do these people have the right to choose extinction for themselves and possibly the rest of humanity?" The artifacts only have meaning because of the people. If the people are gone; the meaning of the artifacts is lost. One can only hope that this is really just an effort by the tribes to leverage an acceptable level of compensation for the loss of one of their heritage sites.
 

Jose Gaspar (11)
Friday February 25, 2011, 11:04 am
Noted
 

Sarah Z. (10)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 3:10 pm
Thanx, :)
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (272)
Monday February 28, 2011, 12:13 am
Thanks
 
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