The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted 3–2 not to certify the Environmental Impact Report for the Soda Mountain project. This is a tremendous victory for the county, and for everyone who asked the county to stand up to the federal government, which had approved the project despite opposition from many corners.
Supervisors JOSIE GONZALES and JANICE RUTHERFORD stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Supervisor ROBERT LOVINGOOD. They called the developer out when it had no good answer to the basic question: “How is the project going to benefit the people of San Bernardino County?” And when it came down to a vote, they voted no.
Now it’s time to thank these supervisors. It’s very important to let them know that we stand behind them. Big energy developers are powerful and determined, and the Bureau of Land Management still thinks the High Desert is prime ground for utility-scale projects.
Dear Supervisors Robert Lovingood, Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford:
Thank you for voting not to certify the EIR for Soda Mountain Solar. You studied the issues and you saw that this project would have been harmful to the people of San Bernardino County. You have my gratitude and my support.
Very truly yours,