Historic Agreement on Newhall: River and Wildlife Protections
For decades the Center has been fighting and litigating the Newhall Ranch development, a massive housing and commercial project outside of Los Angeles.
This week we and allies approved a historic legal settlement that preserves thousands of acres for wildlife, provides millions of dollars to protect the Santa Clara River, and requires stringent measures to cut greenhouse gases — like 10,000 solar installations.
"No matter what, this massive development was going to break ground in a matter of months, so we're glad to have these important benefits in place for wildlife, the climate and local communities," said the Center's Aruna Prabhala. "We'll be watching closely to make sure Newhall meets all the agreement's requirements, including protecting endangered fish, setting aside nearly 1,200 acres for the San Fernando Valley spineflower reintroduction and 10,000 solar installations."
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