This is the location where the BLM is using military force to take the Bundy Ranch away from the Bundy family -- the place Harry Reid's son Rory got $5B for the Chinese to build.
"The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles ...near the California-Nevada border, formally opened ... after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating tortoises to assessing the impact on plants. "
"BrightSource reported finding dozens of dead birds at the plant over the past several months, with some having singed or burned feathers"
"Meanwhile, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists are voicing concerns about BrightSource's plan for a second large-scale solar farm in Riverside County, which also has the potential to produce intense heat that could kill golden eagles and other protected wildlife."
"Western Watersheds Project, an Idaho-based conservation nonprofit group, sued the federal government over its approval of the solar energy plant in 2011, arguing that the facility was approved without an adequate environmental assessment. "
"Western Watershed is continuing to push its lawsuit against federal agencies that reviewed the Ivanpah project. Connor said alternatives to the site were not considered and serious environmental impacts, including fragmenting the tortoise population, were ignored. "http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/15/world-largest-solar-plant-burning-up-birds-in-nevada-desert/