County Renewable Energy and Conservation Element

The San Bernardino County Planning Commission will receive information from staff about the Renewable Energy and Conservation Element (RECE) on Thursday, November 3, 9:00 AM.
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Eblast: October 26, 2016

  • Eagle Mountain Still at Risk
  • Send Email to BLM by Nov. 6

 

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Eblast: October 31, 2016

County Planning Commission Meeting
  • Draft Renewable Energy and Conservation Element (RECE)
  • Community Plan Workshop (Land-Use Map)
IMPORTANT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
                  (break for lunch 12-1:30)
WHERE: San Bernardino & Joshua Tree (videoconference)
  • SB Co. Govt. Center - 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor, SB
  • Burke Co. Govt. Center, 6427 White Feather Rd., Joshua Tree
The meeting this Thursday will include a Public Hearing for the Draft Renewable Energy and Conservation Element (RECE) followed by a Community Plan Workshop. Both topics are especially important to Joshua Tree & Lucerne Valley. (Planning Commission Mtg Agenda.) 
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MBCA Opinion Piece in Hi Desert Star

Read MBCA's editorial published in the Hi Desert Star on October 29, 2016.  It describes the problems with the County Supervisors' decision about the Altamira Housing Development and the lawsuit that has been filed by Joshua Tree residents. 

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MBCA's Alta Mira Housing Project Editorial

Read MBCA's editorial in the Hi Desert Star on October 29, 2016.  It describes the problems with the County Supervisors' decision about the Altamira Housing Development and the lawsuit that has been filed by Joshua Tree residents. 
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Eblast: September 26, 2016

  • Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Transmission Line Alert

Please read this important alert provided by MBCA Board member Seth Shteir.  MBCA loves our National Park and this issue is critical for the healthy future of the Park.

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Cadiz Valley Water Project

Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project

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New National Monuments!

WE'RE CELEBRATING THREE NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT!

On February 11, 2016, President Obama designated three new national monuments, including Sand to Snow in our own backyard, plus National Trails and Castle Mountains.  A BIG THANK YOU to the many MBCA members and supporters who wrote letters and appeared at events to support this.

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Photo courtesy Mojave Desert Land Trust.

Read about the new Monuments in this LA Times article.

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Supervisors Deny Altamira Project Appeal

Tuesday, September 27 - San Bernardino County Supervisors voted 3-2 to deny the appeal, thereby approving the Altamira Housing project to go forward.

The 2 votes for the appeal, therefore against the project, were District 3 Supervisor James Ramos and District 1 Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

Read MBCA's September 12, 2016 submission to the Hi Desert Star "Guest Soapbox"about the Altamira appeal.

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REPORT on Desert-Wise Lecture Fall 2016

Moving Toward Community-Based Renewable Energy
On September 24, MBCA hosted a Desert-Wise Living Program focused on intersecting issues of water and energy and the need for community-level renewable energy solutions.
 
PDF viewable versions of the presenters' Powerpoint slides are available:
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