The Obama Administration is proposing a zone approach in the southwest to help solar projects get online.
Hearing on solar development fails to garner much interest in El Centro, despite recent concerns over environmental damage.
In recent weeks, more than 31 million gallons of sewage have spilled across Playas de Tijuana, just south of the border from San Diego. The impact is being felt in both countries. But the damaging delay by Mexican authorities before moving to stop the spill could be an opportunity to improve communication on environmental emergencies.
Forestry experts say it will take decades for the 15,000 acres to fully recover.