Quechan Nation seeking preliminary injunction against solar project

The Quechan Nation is preparing motion for a preliminary injunction in its case against the Interior Department.

The tribe says Secretary Ken Salazar failed to consult the tribe about the Imperial Valley Solar Project. They say the development site poses a threat to their culture.

“We're not against (the project), but please don't destroy our history, President Mike Jackson Sr. told The Yuma Sun. "Our ancestors are buried there. There are many sacred sites there. It would be impossible to work around them.”

A federal judge put a temporary block on the project. The parties entered court-ordered mediation but Jackson said the tribe won't compromise its position.

Developer Tessera Solar North America plans to install 28,360 solar dishes across 6,360 acres of public land in southern California.

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