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A company in Southern California is moving forward with plans to build a solar energy plant in California's Mojave Desert. While this is no doubt a stride toward energy-efficiency, it's a step back for animal life conservation. The solar plant is being built atop land that is home to desert tortoises. The tortoises then wander away from their habitat, where they are susceptible to predators and other unfamiliar factors.

Implementing solar technology is important, but it cancels out the benefits when it stands to destroy precious animal species. Write to the CEO of BrightSource Energy, the company that's building the solar plant, asking him to reconsider the location of the solar plant in order to preserve the lives of the tortoises.

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Dear John Woolard,

I applaud your company's work in producing solar technology that will undoubtedly propel the United States toward a cleaner, greener future. But I am writing to you to make you aware of a disastrous potential outcome of building another solar plant in the Mojave Desert.

While I understand that the desert is prime territory for the construction of solar facilities, I also know that your project in the Mojave stands to kill off the desert tortoise that calls it home.

The development of the solar plant would force these tortoises out of their natural habitat and toward unfamiliar land, where they are vulnerable to many unknown dangers.

I believe that we can be a solar-powered nation that doesn't sacrifice precious plant, animal, or human life to do so. Please reconsider your plans to build on the land that the tortoises inhabit, or devise a conservation plan that will ensure the safety of these adorable animals.

Thanks for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 20, 2018 Sally Sharp
Jul 19, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Jul 19, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jul 19, 2018 Andrea Rematore BUILD THE PLANT, but PLEASE incorporate adaptations to minimize negative impacts on tortoises
Jul 19, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 Peggy Mahle
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen
Jul 9, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jul 5, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2018 Debbie Clements
Jun 30, 2018 Lauraine Wilson
Jun 30, 2018 Paul Foulger
Jun 30, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 30, 2018 Fabian Müller
Jun 29, 2018 Lois Roach
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 sandra schomberg
Jun 29, 2018 Victoria Berrueco
Jun 29, 2018 John Dalla
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Julie Huynh
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 21, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 8, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 8, 2018 Jean McDermott
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 Rachel Gaspard
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
May 31, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
May 30, 2018 みどり 中川
May 29, 2018 Sae Magata
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Janice Federico
May 25, 2018 Cynthia Rutledge
May 23, 2018 Helle Mikkelsen
May 23, 2018 Krystal Burroughs
May 23, 2018 David Roles I'm all for solar power but not at the expense of endangering an animal. Please relocate outside the habitat of the desert tortoise.
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 DALE KASMAN
May 22, 2018 Gerald Ryan
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 Davina Lee
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 21, 2018 Kathy Dorr
May 21, 2018 M T
May 21, 2018 Maryanna Moskal

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