By Miriam Raftery
August 14, 2012 (Ocotillo) – Like a mirage rippling across the desert, they came.
A caravan of vehicles rumbled into the Ocotillo Express wind construction site on Saturday, filled with area residents and tribal members from across the southwest prepared to form a blockade to halt the project that is destroying their community. They came from as far away as Yuma, Arizona, and Los Angeles to take a stand in the sand.
But on this sweltering August morning, the bulldozers were silent—and the protesters claimed victory.