On September 28, 2011, EBCNPS submitted comments to the Alameda County Planning Department regarding the Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration filed by Cool Earth Solar for their proposed Altamont Solar Energy Center.  EBCNPS is concerned that the timing of the botanical surveys for the study were wrong (the only survey for rare California native plants was in February) and that consideration of this project is premature considering Alameda County is currently in the process of creating a county-wide solar energy policy that would govern the way solar projects were implemented in rural areas of the County.

Our comment letter can be found here:  EBCNPS’s 9/28/11  Comment for Altamont Solar Energy Center IS-MND


We will continue to keep you updated with any new developments in Alameda County’s solar policy making process.