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View Diary: CO-Sen: Mark Udall (D) Pushes For Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (18 comments)

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  •  Much of the eastern, windy CO Plains is rangeland (3+ / 0-)
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    willyr, FarWestGirl, 6412093

    interspersed with farmland that is not really a candidate for pristine preservation.

    IMO windmills are one of the few forms of existing technology that can coexist well with an otherwise largely natural state of land.  Yeah, there needs to be installation, & a service road, but then the impact is minimal.  Compared to mining/logging impacts--tailings, deforestation, water pollution, etc.--wind is fairly friendly.  

    On solar arrays, I'm with you; those take up horizontal space & are more impactful.  Solar is more ideally distributed in private urban settings--an environment in which wind is more hit & miss--than in large arrays.

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