February 28, 2014 (Ocotillo) -- An Ocotillo resident has prepared a poignant video dramatically illustrating the scope of destruction done by Pattern Energy to build its Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility. The video details the beauty of the desert with closeup images of birds and other wildlife amid the ocotillo forest mowed down on 12,500 acres of public lands, then shows the construction and finished results. The resident, who also performed the music heard in the video, left this on doorsteps to share the story of Ocotillo's transformation. Several Ocotillo residents who viewed the entire video have told us they were moved to tears, reminded of what has been lost in the name of "green" energy.
Note: The bird killed was not at Ocotillo.