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LA Times: LA Water to move ahead with solar farm near Manzanar historic site

ManzanarDespite overwhelming objections from the Japanese American community, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is moving ahead with plans to build a solar farm in view the historic Manzanar incarceration camp, (photo by Ansel Adams via Creative commons, Flickr.) reports the Los Angeles Times.

Opponents fear the plant will ruin the experience of visitors to Manzanar who now get the sense those incarcerated were in the middle of nowhere. They also fear they have little else to turn to stop it.

“There is no agency that regulates vistas and views,” said Bruce Embrey, co-chair of the Manzanar Committee.   “We have moral authority, an appeal to the city’s social conscience. We are urging the DWP to consider alternative sites for its solar farm, perhaps on structures in downtown Los Angeles.”

 Their best hope may be backing environmentalists who say the solar farm will have an adverse impact on wildlife. You can read more about that in the Los Angeles Times.




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