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  •  It's a can of worms. (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    Deserts are extremely fragile environments. The biological structure of deserts int he form of fungi, bacteria and lichens is easily damaged and would not survive a massive solar field, for instance.

    There's also the problem of opening the can. You're not going to get those projects in only 'ideal' places. They will be everywhere. Republicans will use this for opportunity to 1) enrich corporations and to 2) lax, loosen, and destroy environmental protection on public lands.  That will not be undone. And any time anyone tries to stop them precedent will be the Republicans' ally.

    Governments care only as much as their citizens force them to care. Nothing changes unless we change -- George Monbiot.

    by Nulwee on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 09:16:43 PM PDT

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    •  I totally agree (0+ / 0-)

      I live in a state that has cryptobiotic soil all over the place in the south. This desert is one where the boat of natural has sailed. This is the desert that began the end of the Donner Party.

      This desert is anchored at the bottom by Dugway Proving Grounds where they nerved gassed a bunch of sheep. It's used by the Air Force for training sessions, F-16s everywhere. I believe it would be the ideal place.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:36:07 AM PDT

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