27 Dec '13, 8pm

Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant: Los Angeles (UPI) Dec 26, 2013 A... (SolarDaily)

Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant: Los Angeles (UPI) Dec 26, 2013 A... (SolarDaily)

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. The $680-million, 200-megawatt plant would sit within 3-1/2 miles of the historic Manzanar site that was a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Japanese American organizations and National Park Service officials have expressed concerns the solar plant would destroy the isolated character of the site, important to understanding what internees encountered as they were kept there seven decades ago. Critics of the plant admitted they have little legal or regu...

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