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  •  Salmon vs. Carbon dioxide (9+ / 0-)

    According to last Sunday's Statesman, Idaho is one of the lowest emitters of carbon dioxide as a result of our dependence on hydro-power.  However, it has long been the position of many Democrats and liberals in Idaho that we need to breach the dams on the Columbia, in order to save what is left of our pacific salmon run.  As I see it, Idaho has vast open spaces which would be good candidates for wind and solar farms, which, ultimately, might allow us to get rid of the dams and retain our low-emission status.  What solutions have your proposed, and how do you plan to implement such solutions, in the event that you are elected?  

    "Win some, Lose some . . . and then there's that little known 3rd category." Al Gore, January 9th, 2007.

    by Jbearlaw on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 11:35:03 AM PDT

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    •  also an issue in Washington (5+ / 0-)
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      Serephin, high uintas, mcmom, Jbearlaw, 0wn

      It's particularly touchy here, where much statewide political power is west of the mountains.  Among many wet-side Democrats, the pro-dam viewpoint holds rather little water (heh! that one just came to me as I was writing it...).

      I'd like to be edified regarding the issue, particularly if there's some way to at least partially satisfy all involved.

      You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen
      Blogging at Peace Tree Farm

      by N in Seattle on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 12:00:00 PM PDT

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