The 315-megawatt Ocotillo Express Wind project in Imperial County is shut down today after a 10-ton blade came loose from one of the project's 112 Siemens wind turbines, landing about 100 yards away on a public road.
Twenty California counties have endured weather-related disasters since January 2007 that were damaging enough to merit 41 Federal disaster area declarations, and two-thirds of Californians live on counties struck by those disasters.
California's desert has voted, with turnout running around 50%, and the results of each Congressional race will likely surprise no one - but it looks as though the region may have shifted ever so slightly toward the liberal end of the spectrum.
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