MBCA, as part of a coalition of 7 other organizations and scientists, has sent a detailed Environmental Assessment Comment Letter to the BLM State Director Jerome Perez opposing the Eagle Crest Pumped Storage project and requesting a full Environmental Impact Study (EIS) instead of the planned and less comprehensive Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Transmission Line. It provides a thorough and detailed record of all the stages of insufficient analysis that have been completed for this project.
The letter goes point by point through the regulatory processes to create a solid case for why the project would cause "profound harm . . . to Joshua Tree National Park, desert tortoise, golden eagle, bighorn sheep and regional grouter resources."
Read or download the Coalition's Eagle Crest Pumped Storage Project Transmission Line Environmental Assessment Comment letter. Special thanks to MBCA Seth Shteir for taking the lead on creating this intensively researched letter.