Solar in the built environment could meet America's need for electrical power. But still the desert is in the crosshairs. Public lands with intact habitat are coming under extreme threat because of the Inflation Reduction Act and subsidies for utility scale solar. Shannon Salter is the founder of Mojave Green, an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the Mojave Desert. https://mojavegreen.org/?page_id=149 She organized a protest event at the site of the Yellow Pine Solar Project in Pahrump Nevada, one of dozens of solar projects proposed along the route of the pending Green Link West transmission line. we were there with our recording equipment.

Also, Chris and Alicia come upon a mystery in the Mojave Desert. 

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Eplanning site for Bonnie Claire Lithium https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2021595/510

More on the Piñon -Juniper study: https://phys.org/news/2022-10-pinyon-juniper-tree-species-declining-ranges.html

Keep tabs on those frisky Devils Hole pupfish: https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/nature/devils-hole.htm

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