The Desert Sun Editorial Board has published an opinion piece criticizing Governor Jerry Brown's request for federal assistance to develop the Eagle Crest pumping station project. This is the "giant battery in the desert" hydroelectric project proposed for the Eagle Mountain Mine lands at the southeast border of Joshua Tree National Park. The privately owned mine area was not included in the recent study recommending return of about 22,000 acres of nearby land back to the National Park. Read the Desert Sun editorial to learn more about why the project is "not a wise use of precious desert water." You can also read more about the Eagle Crest project by scanning past articles on MBCA's Water Issues page.
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