San Bernardino County, Calif., has banned construction of solar and wind projects on more than 1 million acres of private land. Although California’s largest county, located northeast of Los Angeles, has been home to large-scale renewable energy facilities since the 1980s, residents of several rural desert communities have now sought to block any new projects due to fears of overindustrialization and disruption to high-desert ecosystems. Eight solar projects currently in the permitting process will be allowed to proceed, along with six others that have received conditional approval.
San Bernardino County, Calif., Curbs Renewable Energy Projects
March 6, 2019