21 Apr '17, 2pm

.@Interior Ignores @JoshuaTreeNPS, Wildlife with Eagle Crest Project Approval

In a move that threatens Joshua Tree National Park, wildlife and precious water resources, the Bureau of Land Management took the next step towards approving the contentious Eagle Crest pumped storage facility. Joshua Tree, CA – In a move that threatens precious desert water resources, wildlife and Joshua Tree National Park, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a right-of-way necessary for the function of the contentious Eagle Crest pumped storage facility. The proposed project, surrounded on three sides by Joshua Tree National Park, stands to deplete groundwater resources, inflate the population of ravens that prey on the federally threatened desert tortoise and disrupt critical bighorn sheep corridors. The National Park Service recently identified this region as valuable for desert tortoises, golden eagles and bighorn sheep, as well as co...

Full article: https://www.npca.org/articles/1525-interior-ignores-joshu...

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