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City of Industry eyes huge public-private solar farm, but critics say project lacks transparency

Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels.
One of the National Security Administration's three national laboratories is building regional testing centers around the country to field-test hardware for solar companies before their multimillion-dollar solar systems are installed in buildings.
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Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels.

The City of Industry has been working to bring the undeveloped hills that border Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties a gigantic solar farm.

The City of Industry has been working to bring the undeveloped hills that border Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties a gigantic solar farm.

The project is the subject of an investigation by the Southern California News Group, which finds that the city has spent more than $1 million on the proposed public-private solar farm, mainly without public input.

Larry speaks with the co-author of the investigative pieces about the project.

Guests:

Steve Scauzillo, environment and transportation writer for Southern California News Group and co-author of the article “How Industry could lose a $9M bet on solar farm at Tres Hermanos Ranch;” he has been covering Tres Hermanos for three years

Becky Warren, communications liaison on behalf of the City of Industry

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