MBCA Joins Coalition Requesting I-15 Wildlife Crossings

MBCA has joined a coalition of 25 non-profit organizations requesting that wildlife over-passes and under-passes be constructed as part of the XpressWest High Speed Rail Project planned for Victor Valley to Las Vegas. The letter to CalTrans, which is the agency contracting with the developer for right of way across the I-15 median, explains the need and notes related legislation in both Congress and the California Legislature.
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Letter: Emails between MBCA and County on Public Comment Concerns

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Letter: Group, Requests I-15 Wildlife Crossing

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California Fish & Game Commission Continues Joshua Tree Listing to September

The California Fish and Game Commission this afternoon agreed to continue the vote on the western Joshua Tree threatened listing to September on a 4-0 vote with one recusal. More information will be forthcoming.
 
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EBlast August 3, 2020

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  • Desert Wise Living Landscape Desert Tour 2020 goes virtual!
  • Petition to list yucca brevifolia as a threatened species
  • Opposition to Eagle Crest pumped storage project
  • Reject nomination of William Pendley to head BLM
  • Daggett Solar Energy project update
  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in the Morongo Basin
  • Complete the 2020 Census
  • Support MBCA through Amazon Smile
 
 
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More News on the Proposed Joshua Tree Listing

This Los Angeles Times article highlights and summarizes the conflict locally and at the state level about listing the Joshua Tree as a threatened species in California. Assemblymember Chad Mayes is reported to have filed a "hastily crafted emergency bill" to make it easier to "take" threatened or endangered species when economic development or infrastructure is at issue.
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MBCA Joins Broad Coalition Opposing Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project

MBCA is one of 27 diverse non-profit groups opposing any further consideration of the Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project in this June 23rd letter to Governor Newsom and the co-chairs of the recently created Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery
 
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Letter: Group, Oppose Next Era's Eagle Crest Project Bailout

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MBCA Supports Listing the Joshua Tree as Threatened

Read MBCA's letter to the California Fish & Game Commission supporting the listing of Yucca brevifolia, the western Joshua tree, as a threatened species. For background see our recent News Update on the topic and the second item in the June 8 EBlast.
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Letter: Support Candidacy of Joshua Tree as Threatened

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