Reading a bit deeper on the solar power on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the mojave desert, it appears only some plants have been scrapped while others will move forward.
This article is (or course) much more informative than the Fox one I linked in my previous post:
According to the article, it appears Senator Feinstein is still moving forward with designating 1.1 million acres of desert as a national monument thus preventing any construction and preserving the land. This is a win for fundamentalist conservationists. I stand by my previous comments that conservationists should find a way to work together with their newfound environmentalist cousins who have the money and power to take solar energy to the commercial level.