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Genesis Solar Energy Project
March 19, 2012

The Genesis Solar Energy Project site is located approximately 30 miles west of the Colorado River
Indian Reservation adjacent to Dry Ford Lake, an ancient lake bed that was used by tribes in the
area and within CRIT's tradtional ancestral homeland. Approximately 1,700 acres in this area will be
bulldozed and graded, covered with mirrors, troughs, towers, and turbines are planned for the site.

Last fall, during excavation, some cultural resources were unearthed at the site, including evidence of a
cremation site. To the detriment of significant cultural resources in this area, the BLM intends to allow
work that includes grading and trenching, to continue without providing adequate assurances on how
they plan on consulting with tribes in a timely manner or for protecting and avoiding the disturbance or
destruction to resources unearthed as the project progresses.

The following are communications between the Tribe and the BLM and a letter the Tribe sent to the
President regarding CRIT's position with respect to the Genesis Solar Energy Project.

CRIT Letter to John Kalish, BLM
Comments on the proposed (Draft) Geoarcheological Trenching and Controlled
Grading Evaluation Plan, Genesis Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California

January 19, 2012

CRIT letter to BLM Solar PEIS Project Manager
Comments of the Colorado River Indian Tribes on the Supplement to the Draft Programmatic
Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwest States

January 27, 2012

CRIT letter to Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior regarding Third Tribal-Federal Leadership
Conference, Renewable Energy and Desert Planning Meeting, February 16, 2012

February 1, 2012

CRIT letter to John Kalish, Field Office Manager, BLM regarding Comments on the Controlled
Grading Plan for Blocks 2 through 4 of Unit 1, Genesis Solar Energy Project

February 22, 2012

CRIT letter to President Barack Obama regarding Impacts of BLM's Fast-Tracked Renewable
Energy Program on Cultural Resources

February 27, 2012

CRIT letter to BLM Solar PEIS Project Manager
April 3, 2012