MORONGO VALLEY, CA - APRIL 12: A Joshua tree forest decays in Pipes Canyon Wilderness Preserve, where recovery from a massive 2005 wildfire that killed most of its iconic Joshua trees is further complicated by a drought-inducing record dry winter on April 12, 2007 near Morongo Valley, California. Now the 37-square-mile nature preserve is threatened by a proposed plan to build power lines and transmission towers, ironically, to deliver "green" energy Los Angeles from geothermal, solar, and nuclear sources in southeastern California, near the Salton Sea, and Arizona The 85-mile-long "Green Path" energy corridor, being pushed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to bring nonpolluting power to Los Angeles, would cut through two desert wildlife preserves, a national forest, and Pioneertown, a set used in the filming of countless westerns. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) and the mayor have been condemned by more than a dozen preservation and community groups for the project that threatens to destroy wildlife corridors, natural areas, and vistas. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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