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“Groups sue to stop SunPower plant in California”

June 2, 2011

By Nichola Groom, Reuters

“LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) – Two conservation groups and a California resident have sued to stop construction of a SunPower Corp SPWRA.O solar power plant, saying the project would harm the rural area’s wildlife, air quality and natural beauty.

San Luis Obispo county community groups Carrizo Commons and North County Watch and local farmer and auto repair shop owner Michael Strobridge filed the lawsuit on May 20 in California state court.

In court papers, the plaintiffs said county officials did not adequately analyze the 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch’s impact on the area’s aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, noise, traffic, greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural resources.”

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