Monday, July 19, 2010

BrightSource Ivanpah links, all my articles, and a plea for help from people of goodwill, who love wilderness and nature.

Lately, I have had people visiting my BrightSource articles so I have
decided to make it a little easier for those folks. Here are most of my
Ivanpah posts from the beginning, to the best of my memory.

The above posts were from Jan. 2010, the 1st month of this blog. Below are Feb’s
posts on this subject.

Next are March, 2010. I did my trip reports to the site during this month.

In the above link I interviewed a desert tortoise at the BrightSource Ivanpah site ;-)

Above is a trip report.

Below are the April, 2010 blog posts.

The above is a must read!

And below some say my most disrespectful and outrageous post to this blog.

Here are the May posts for 2010.

June, 2010.

Great video in next link, especially of the Ivanpah site.

Afraid I got carried away in my commentary on the next link below.

Here’s proof below that Bechtel and other big time players have been following my Ivanpah

A post I made June 24 below.

July, 2010 posts.

August, 2010 posts.

I am sure that I may have missed a couple of posts here and there, but this is surely
enough to keep the “Bechtel and BrightSource” boys busy downloading for a while.

Also in case you missed it, I have a ton of BrightSource Ivanpah site visit videos and
others at my youtube site,

Those of you surfing in for the first time, from truthdig or smirking chimp or the New
York Times or Financial Armageddon or Decline of the Empire or Coyote Crossing or
Basin and Range Watch, any of the places I’ve commented at etc, the above articles
really define me as a “wannabe blogger.” This Ivanpah solar site and Ivanpah Valley
are what I really care about. Yes, I haven’t posted about it much lately, but it isn’t because
I haven’t cared.

Let me bring you up to speed real fast here. This valley is about to be devastated, I don’t
know any other way to put it out there to you. No hyperbole, just fact. And we are in the
last inning or two of the game. I expect we will be hearing a final approval from the CEC
pretty soon and my guess is, seconds after it comes down, the diesel earthmover engines”
are going to be fired up.

I have stated several times that in my opinion, what’s needed is one of the environmental
groups to file a lawsuit. Anything to give us more time. There has to be something there
a good environmental law firm can hang their hat on.

I also believe that the dismal credit and capital markets, as well as the overwrought
federal budget mess, irrespective of the federal loan guarantees, may cause this
project to go south. Dear Lord, I hope so.

In the meantime, all we can do is keep hoping, and keep fighting the good fight, try not
to get too depressed, something I fall prey to from time to time, just keep putting ourselves
out there against the forces that would love nothing more than to bulldoze every square
foot of this beautiful Mojave desert and Ivanpah Valley.

I’ll leave you with a couple of photo’s my regular readers have seen a few times, but maybe you haven’t.

Will you please consider getting involved in this struggle to stop the destruction of your
Mojave desert?

Vaya con dios, my friends.


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The above area will be covered with thousands and thousands of heliostatic mirrors soon if nothing changes.

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P.S. There are a few other sites to check it for information, here’s a couple off the top of my head: is the Coyote Crossing site and Chris has written several articles about
this project and a must read is the open letter about the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station.

Kevin and Laura, and their volunteers have done fantastic work as well on this issue, my
personal favorite is here:

It’s entitled “Last spring at Ivanpah?” A definite must read.

Also don’t forget to head over to Shaun’s site, the Mojave Desert Blog, for the latest updates for the various desert renewable energy sites, including Ivanpah.

I am sorry to leave so many others out, I’m exhausted from driving a bus all day and being unable to sleep a wink last night. Check everything out and be safe.


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