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  •  I don't like the obstructionism (3+ / 0-)
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    (more purity from purists in a way), but I do agree that distributed networks make better sense than creating huge utilities on the model of coal/nuke plants.  Low rise subdivisions are the perfect places to transform into solar panel fields, as opposed to industrializing more open land.

    The "O, it's just empty desert" / "They're just mountains" attitude is ignorant of the ecosystems involved (similar in a way to the arguers for mountaitop removal mining).  

    I can't think of anybody who's ever changed my mind about anything by yelling at me and telling me how morally superior they are.

    by Urizen on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 07:52:18 AM PDT

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    •  A huge solar project (1+ / 0-)
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      Urizen

      planned for the Panoche Valley in Calif. is rightly opposed by the Audubon Society.  It would harm a major area used by migrating birds in the winter.  For details about the project see:  Fresnoaudubon

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      Panoche Valley is home of the Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard, Giant Kangaroo Rat, Kit Fox, Mountain Plovers, Long-billed Curlews, Burrowing Owls, and more. All of these creatures live on the valley floor, which is where the biggest impact would take place, if this project were to happen.  Link

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