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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.

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Jan 8, 2018 Nico Dabajo
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Jan 4, 2018 Robert Furem
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Dec 28, 2017 marge beck
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Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
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Dec 16, 2017 Bégonia Gómez Pérez PÉTITION.MERCI DE SIGNER ET PARTAGER. RECOGIDA DE FIRMAS.GRACIAS POR LA TUYA Y POR COMPARTIR .OBRIGADA POR ASSINAR E COMPARTILHAR.GRAZIE PER FIRMARE ET DIVULGARE.THANKS FOR SIGNING AND SHARING.
Dec 11, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 2, 2017 Rhonda Bracken
Nov 21, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 19, 2017 Carol De Hart
Nov 19, 2017 Rene Miller We are at a time when we need to consider the animals in this world instead of what we think we cannot do without. If you cannot find someplace else to take care of this solar plant plans, then please stop until you can find someplace else.
Nov 19, 2017 Victoria Haines
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Judi Kaleh
Nov 14, 2017 Beata MoRgunova
Nov 14, 2017 Geraldine Walker
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Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 11, 2017 Simona Bergman
Nov 11, 2017 Sondra Bustos
Nov 11, 2017 Susan Dutch
Nov 8, 2017 Gloria Wilson
Nov 6, 2017 Janet Shoemaker
Nov 4, 2017 Michael Mitsuda
Nov 2, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Nov 2, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
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Nov 2, 2017 Camelia Mitu
Nov 2, 2017 Carol Wellman
Oct 30, 2017 Joyce Frievalt
Oct 30, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Oct 29, 2017 Emma Plaskitt
Oct 29, 2017 celine ARNAY
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 28, 2017 R Singh
Oct 27, 2017 Ketmany Saycocie
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Swetlana Frei
Oct 26, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
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Oct 25, 2017 Jessica Likins
Oct 25, 2017 Jenelle Back -Sercombe
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