May 17, 2012 (Ocotillo) –Robert Lundahl spotted these signs posted by residents and environmentalists, who are mobilizing to inform the public about negative impacts of the proposed Ocotillo Express wind energy facility.
The site borders Anza Borrego Desert State Park on Bureau of Land Management public lands. If built, 450-foot-tall turbines would produce electricity for transmission over Sunrise Powerlink.
Residents have raised health and safety issues including impacts of low-frequency sound and dirty energy, as well as concerns over destruction of wildlife habitat and views in this fragile desert environment.
Imperial County’s Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal from opponents seeking to reverse the planning commission’s approval on April 24.