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The Other Opponents of Wind Energy

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Yesterday, Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years. The Ohio State House previously passed SB 310 by a 53-38 vote. This  prompted the usual round of conspiracy theories about ALEC and the Koch brothers. It is really time to look at the other opponents of wind energy.
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SDG&E Responds To Questions About Sunrise Powerlink’s Environmental Impact

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1County Supervisor Dianne Jacob recently stated that “miles and miles of once-pristine landscape” were destroyed when SDG&E built the Sunrise  Powerlink, but SDG&E also set up the “Sunrise Preservation project which, they say, ” will protect more than 10 times the space that construction of the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line physically disturbed.  A total of 11,000 acres, in parcels stretching out from the Anza-Borrego desert to the peaks of El Capitan, has been set aside as a refuge for critically endangered species like the arroyo toad, peninsular bighorn sheep, Quino checkerspot butterfly and several species of birds. SDG&E’ funded these properties and is in the process of donating them to conservation groups allowing these areas to be forever preserved and actively monitored and managed.” I recently questioned Gina Jacobs of SDG&E about this, these are her answers.
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