By Roy L Hales
Yesterday, 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.
Continue reading The Other Opponents of Wind Energy
By Roy L Hales
County 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.
Continue reading SDG&E Responds To Questions About Sunrise Powerlink’s Environmental Impact