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  •  We've got all the hydro we can handle in the (11+ / 0-)

    Pacific Northwest.

    All we had to do was drive all the salmon runs to the brink of extinction, costing us billions in a decimated fishing industry.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 12:13:04 PM PST

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    •  And not only that, but with (1+ / 0-)
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      climate change coming hard upon us, water will become scarcer and scarcer in our latitudes. There are estimates that Lake Mead will reach dead pool (let alone loss of hydropower) within the next 20 years, to be very generous. This means Hoover Dam will be of no use to anyone or anything, and AFAIK, it is the main power generator for many millions on the largest river in the West.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 02:33:59 PM PST

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    •  Sure, but it is already there (2+ / 0-)
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      cynndara, IreGyre

      We have the most efficient hydro electric system in the world, as far as available power generation to usage, so much so we can still be taking out dams to reduce the ongoing damage and still make plenty of power. Hydro electric can also be done in the ocean as well by harnessing tidal power, which has much less destructive effects. It will just cost money to develop fully and implement.

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