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  •  Omigawd. You Can't Be Serious (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure that energy is really going to be enough for the state of Oregon. We don't have the solar or wind capacity that states like Oklahoma, California, Texas and New Mexico do.

    Development of modern wind turbines was largely initiated in the Columbia River Gorge.  There are few places on earth better suited for gathering energy from the wind.  

    A cloudy day in Eastern Oregon is rarer than a sign of intelligence from a winger.  

    Geothermal development is proceeding over the powerful opposition of environmental nitwits that once banned all geothermal development on BLM lands in Oregon and chased Chevron to foreign shores.  Few states have more bounteous resources though none are developed because of bureaucratic malfeasance.

    It is no accident whatever that the Oregon coast has been a prime site for testing wave power buoys.  Lockheed may well select the Oregon coast for the first commercial wave farm now being planned.

    But I was stunned to read Sen. Merkley's cogent observations on the need to manage forests properly.  

    While waiting on development of the EATR (Energetic Tactical Robot:

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    a small army of actual humans could provide feedstock for biomass power plants as well as preventing forest fires.

    Surely you were joshing.

    Best,  Terry

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