It's Good for the Environment!!

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    Environmentalists Oppose Mojave Desert Solar Power
    Written By: Penny Rodriguez
    Published In: Environment & Climate News Publication Date: 09/01/2009
    Environmental groups advocating for land conservation and protection of endangered species are lining up in opposition to measures to expedite solar energy projects on federal lands, particularly in the Mojave Desert, announced by Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar on June 29, 2009.
    Loss of Water and Habitat
    With solar power plants having a much larger footprint and demanding more water for power generation than traditional power plants require, battle lines between environmental activist groups are being drawn in the desert sand.
    http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/ada...trategy/2009_09_14_HSherback_Comments_CAS.pdf

    That is the exact reason why, even when you advocate for green technology or any technology for that matter, you will ALWAYS have environmental groups take the builders of such projects into court, costing jobs, causing delays, raising costs. etc. to the point where it is no longer cost effective. When people make this claim especially groups that have come to do this sort of thing are out there at the same time calling for cap and trade legislation , like Earth First, Sierra Club, etc. it falls on deaf ears. Any legislation for these sorts of technologies, including nuclear, clean coal etc, as part of a clean energy policy should include restrictions to keep these groups from causing such delays, even for so called environmentally friendly technologies.
     
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    It's not anyway. And it's not even carbon neutral.
     
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    Like, who didn't see this one coming from a mile away?


    Said it before and I'll say it again: Environmentalism is merely repackaged Luddism.
     
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    I just thought it was ironic that here you have groups that are out being the champions of green technologies but are opposing the same technologies based on environmental issues.
     
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    It's not even ironic anymore. It's merely the height of kookery.
     
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    They already are protesting human life as dangerous to the evironment, some nut wants to limit births.

    Its the new religion, as wacky as the old ones.
     
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    And you have some of the nutjob left wingers willing to have a system to remove children from homes if that child puts them over a limit... visions of some other national socialist party we may have heard of
     
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    I seem to recall Dave the last time that little experiment was tried several million people lost their lives. There does seem to be an awful lot of people these days in power that know better for us that we do ourselves. It would seem to me that Americans need to realize and soon that they are the boss and the employee's are in Washington and if they are not doing the job FIRE them, I suspect that many believe that it's the other way around.
     
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    Unfortunetly since the great depression people think the gov does know better.
     
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