Protecting California's Mojave Desert

Feinstein’s California Desert Protection Act balances need to protect California desert with development of suitable lands.

There are many places in the California desert where development and employment are essential and appropriate. But there are also places that future generations will thank us for setting aside.

Senator Feinstein believes we have an obligation to protect pristine sections of the Mojave Desert, and furthermore that the goal can be attained while also fulfilling California’s commitment to develop a clean energy portfolio.