Monday, May 14, 2012

Protests Over Valley Solar Projects Called A Ploy

A statewide labor group accused of fighting power plants on environmental grounds just to win job contracts has set its sights on the Valley's young solar industry.

California Unions for Reliable Energy is scrutinizing dozens of solar-project proposals between Bakersfield and Fresno and, in partnership with a handful of local residents, recently submitted challenges to three ventures in Fresno County.

The group claims that the Fresno County projects don't live up to state environmental standards, potentially ruining wildlife habitat and bringing traffic and air pollution.

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