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Published: Thursday, Dec. 16 2010 2:03 p.m. MST

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skitarghee
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Thank you Mr. President. Regulations and out-of-bounds signs have cost thousands of Utah jobs in the gas fields and coal mines. Now we Utahns are the benefactors of dozens of jobs in the subsidized and still inefficient solar sector. How much progress have we made since the days of Jimmy Carter and those hideous solar panels that everybody ripped off their roofs? Not much. Its only 4 times more expensive instead of 6 times more expensive than electricity generated from fossil fuels. Who will buy it? People who are given tax-credits. What a way to run a country! It is called "Take from the rich, give to the rich, and make us all poorer in the process." You can't take from the poor and they don't pay taxes so tax-credits never do them any good. But those rich boys...easy come, easy go. What would we do without them? Politics would be so boring if we couldn't stick it to somebody.

LDS Tree-Hugger
Farmington, UT

Yipee!!!

Funny how Conservatives
WANT nuclear waste dumped here,
WANT to tear-up and sell off and develop every square inch of vigin soil,
WANT to drive ATVs whenever and whereever they want, and
can't ever get enough SUVs on the road or burn enough coal to smog up the air in the valley

-- but let's watch them make this about politics and squeal like stuck pigs because this in not championed by the GOP.

I say - CTR, Choose The Right.

draperj
Draper, UT

@LDS Tree-Hugger

It's funny how the liberals will throw a fit whenever anyone wants to use Utah lands for anything claiming how it deters from the natural beauty until the Federal government wants to come in and put a massive structure in the middle of Utah lands, then it's ok.

Corn Dog
New York, NY

Very few, if any, solar power installations will be built in these locations. Green power's biggest enemies are environmentalists. Every solar and wind power project ever proposed and every power line needed to connect the projects' energy output to the grid has been opposed by environmentalists. They want green power all right, as long as it is in someone else's backyard.

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