Alternative site for Primm-area solar plant to be studied

An alternative site for a large-scale solar project planned in the Mojave Desert near the Nevada border will be evaluated in an environmental study, an official with the federal Bureau of Land Management said this week.

The Sierra Club has suggested building the solar project closer to Interstate 15 to avoid as much tortoise habitat as possible.

The study also will examine a plan by the developer, Oakland-based BrightSource Energy Co., to downsize the public land it would lease for the project by about 11 percent, to approximately 5.7 square miles, said BLM project manager Tom Hurshman.

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Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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