Tag Archives | Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch


Press release from Manzanar Committee, Owens Valley Committee on solar projects

– Press release LOS ANGELES — In a joint statement on August 3, the Manzanar Committee and the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) announced that two industrial-scale solar energy projects that would have had adverse impacts on California’s Owens Valley and the Manzanar National Historic Site have been delayed indefinitely. On March 12, 2015, the Los […]

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Letter to the Editor: Plea to LA’s Mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles Dear Mayor Garcetti, I am a resident of the town of Independence in the Owens Valley. Along with many other residents of Owens Valley, I am deeply concerned about the proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to construct a 1200-acre industrial solar installation known […]

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Letter to the Editor: DWP’s “long, checkered history” on Manzanar

Manzanar Committee Launches Letter-Writing Campaign In Opposition To LADWP Solar Ranch Near Manzanar LOS ANGELES — On December 5, the Manzanar Committee announced the launch of a letter-writing campaign, urging community members to send letters to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) stating their opposition to the proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar […]

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LADWP DEIR on solar ranch out for public comment

What impact would a million solar panel array have on the Owens Valley? The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has proposed such a plan. They call it the Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch Project. The Draft Environmental Impact Report is out with information about possible impacts. DWP mailed a notice to local residents […]

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 Looking east from the visitor’s center at Manzanar National Historic Site. The floor of the Owens Valley, along with the Inyo Mountains in the background, are visible. But this view could be destroyed by a massive solar energy generating station, proposed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. National Park Service Photo

Letter to the editor: Manzanar Committee opposes LADWP Solar Ranch

Manzanar Committee Denounces LADWP Proposal To Build 1,200-Acre Solar Farm Near Manzanar LOS ANGELES — On August 16, the Manzanar Committee announced its opposition to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) proposed 1,200-acre Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch, which would be constructed east of the Owens River, but in a direct line […]

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