More Golf Courses In The Desert

Environmentalists and a developer clash over a proposed 9,000-acre development near the Joshua Tree National Park in California.
April 1, 2002, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Daniel R. Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity [said] 'We question the need for 12 golf courses when the Coachella Valley already has more than 100.'" Developer Richard R. Oliphant's answer: "Part of the attraction for the World Trade Center University to come here was golf, for the visiting professors," he said. "And the technology center — that'll need a golf course. Then we have the high-end country club; there will be seven golf courses there. It's important."

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

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Published on Monday, April 1, 2002 in The New York Times
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