Have any of you ever been to the Milford Flats or Wah Wah Valley? I doubt it.
That's a PERFECT use for those areas. I chuckled when I read the
environmentalist opposing the use of the land because it would limit the
multiple use intended for the public lands. Since when were environmentalists
interested in multiple use... their preference is a single use- wilderness.
Don't take it so hard on Mr Salazar; he's just following the example
of his President, who talks cooperation, but doesn't do it. Maybe it's
a plan to keep lawyers employed. I don't fault environmentalists on this
I finally agree with an extreme environmentalist group. I don't want all
of the solar panels spread all around the desert. They are ugly. There are
better alternatives. As a side note, I find it funny that the Dept. of Energy
or Interior don't want natural gas drilling in areas where the footprint is
less than 1 acre, but they want to put these huge solar panels in the desert
with a much larger footprint and cause permanent damage to the ecosystem.
@dumprake: The number one item in the Dept.of Energy's budget is the care
and maintenance of our nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors. I really don't
think we should stop doing that. As to your quote on the environment
surviving for millions of years, I'm sure you are right. Nothing we do will
hurt it. We could change it so it can no longer sustain human life, but that
won't bother the environment any.
Shut down the Dept of Energy, turn the energy industry back to business and
capitalism. The government screws up everything they touch, and the Dept of
Energy is a complete and utter failure. Continued funding of the Dept of Energy
is criminal.Environmentalists are equally as bad as the government,
they are driven by politics, not by science; they are driven by power and not by
protecting the environment. These poor, deluded people believe the earth cannot
survive without their intervention and protection. They believe the environment
is "fragile" and should never be touched. They believe man is the cause
of all the ills in the environment and that only the chosen few
(environmentalists) can save us. Get the government and the environmentalists
out of energy and we will have abundant, cheap energy until the end of time. And
the environment? well, it has survived millions of years before man came along
and it will do just fine by itself.