By Miriam Raftery
September 1, 2012 (San Diego)—Seeking to prevent massive and irreversible environmental damage, numerous environmental groups have filed formal protests against the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS
) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States.
“We want the public to know that several conservation groups are not planning to go down easily on the Interior Department’s plan to destroy up to 20 million acres of southwest deserts, not even including the wind projects,” Terry Weiner of the Desert Protective Council i(DPC) in San Diego told ECM. DPC is a co-founder of Solar Done Right, one of the environmental groups that filed a protest.