Quechan Nation wants federal judge to block solar energy project
The Quechan Nation has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department over the approval of a solar energy project in southern California.

The tribe says the Imperial Valley Solar Project will harm cultural resources and the habitat of the flat-tailed horned lizard. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop construction of the farm.

“Destruction or damage to any one cultural resource contributes to destruction of the Tribe’s culture, history and religion,” the complaint states, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

As part of the project, San Diego Gas & Electric plans to install 28,60 solar dishes across 6,360 acres of public land.

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