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$5.8M Settlement Reached In Mojave Desert Off-Road Race Crash That Killed 8

An agreement has been reached to pay $5.8 million to the families of eight people killed and 12 injured in a California desert off-road race crash in 2010, a lawyer said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

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U.S. Approves 5th Solar Plant For Mojave Desert

The secretary of the interior has approved a big solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert, the fifth such project on western U.S. public lands to win federal authorization.

10/20/2010

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Agency Promises To Beef Up Presence At Races

The agency charged with monitoring off-road racing on federal lands is promising to increase staffing and crack down on violations of racing permits.

09/08/2010

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BLM Expands Off-Road Race Reviews Nationwide

Federal officials promised tighter scrutiny of off-road racing Friday, expanding nationwide its review of the sport run on public lands as a race in Nevada went forward less than a week after a deadly accident in California.

08/20/2010

8 people were killed when a truck lost control and plowed into spectators during the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley. (credit: John Casper)

Bureau To Review Off-Road Wreck That Killed 8 Fans

The federal Bureau of Land Management is conducting an official review of a weekend accident at an off-road race in the California desert that killed eight spectators.

08/16/2010