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A2Z News -- BLYTHE, Calif. — One of California’s showcase solar energy projects, under construction in the desert east of Los Angeles, is being threatened by a deadly outbreak of distemper among kit foxes and the discovery of a prehistoric human settlement on the work site.

The $1 billion Genesis Solar Energy Project has been expedited by state and federal regulatory agencies that are eager to demonstrate that the nation can build solar plants quickly to ease dependence on fossil fuels and curb global warming.

Instead, the project is providing a cautionary example of how the rush to harness solar power in the desert can go wrong — possibly costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and dealing an embarrassing blow to the Obama administration’s solar initiative.

Native Americans, including


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Submitted Feb 20, 2012 By: bar1035
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:45:52 PM

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Well let me see, first there is absolutely no such thing as global warming! Never was and never will be. Secondly, solar is WAY to expensive and WAY to inefficient to cause even the slightest lessening of our dependence on fossil fuels. Can't even think about Solar helping until the cells are over 75% efficient and take up a tenth of the space they take up now.

And of course the Nobama Administration can rush this project through without doing the proper procedures but can't sign off on the Keystone Pipeline that has been approved by every state involved and passed 3 EPA environmental studies!
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OK
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What a joke!
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Everything Obama touches turns to ...
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And we bumble & stumble along.
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Wacko vs. Wacko
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Oh lovely - more of our tax dollars down the toilet. Let's see if the environmentalists allow this one to "sneak" through since it's on their agenda.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:23:38 PM

gotta love it. since someone or something is disturbed any time any thing is built on earth let's just put everything on the moon. o wait, there are probably old things there that need to remain undisturbed. Mars??? well, same thing. i know, kill off all the humans so the world can be undisturbed. need to figure out how to manage things properly; you know, don't be greedy or stupid.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:23:24 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Foxes and bones!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:23:23 PM

Waste.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:20:58 PM

Glad we can throw more taxpayer money at these prodject. Seem that you can never please the eco nuts they always whining about something.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:19:01 PM

Always seems to be something. time to go back to the horse and buggy?
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anything to PROTEST!!
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Obama and solar projects are like oil an water
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:16:01 PM

When gas is $8 a gallon, they will curse kit foxes.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:12:24 PM

Maybe a nice nuclear or coal plant would work there then.
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what are they thinking?
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will work one day
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Oh well. I think It will work out
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Yes we are pushing way too fast on this "Green Everything". Lets just slow down to get it right the first time.
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Give me a break!
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no one ever happy
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america's energy policy is an endless messy battle between the browns and the greens and all the people who can make money from the battle ... lawyers, lobbyists, etc.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 7:02:32 PM

Wonder if that is the solar thermal project they have been working on.
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If it's not one thing, it's another.
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cool
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cute
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Liberal delay tactic???
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At what point do we realize that this nation is so far in debt that it just don't matter anymore!
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Stop wasting our tax dollars.
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A century from now, who would care.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:49:13 PM

Why stop something because of distemper in kit foxes. I don't think they are endangered. A short stop in the building until archaeologist check for prehistoric human settlements. As each lot is cleared restart building there.
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eco-nuts are running the asylum
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Now what's Prez. B.O. gonna do???
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Obama is having a field day with taxpayer money.
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that is what happens when they get into a big hurry, something always backfires.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:39:11 PM

The green lantern harnesses more energy than solar panels, why haven't we seen these projects up and running yet?
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Gas jumped 14 cents here today.
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Just stop wasting our money!
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Alrighty then.
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Obama rarely looks before he leaps, with our money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:25:34 PM

All the energy came from the sun - whats the problem?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:21:39 PM

If all the plans are tested by separate engineers then you'd think it should ok to start. It really seems the only way to go.
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interesting
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paulydel" Good comment.
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haste makes waste and we taxpayers maybe on the hook again!
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This what you call P P Planing. Just another Obumanation. You idiots that keep tossing out there that Republicans want the pipeline so do almost 70% of the americans who have sense enough to know that this is a good thing. Stop whining. Build the pipeline.

[Edited by: paulydel at 2/20/2012 6:15:49 PM EST]
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Read
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That is as if almost every solar plan started or invested in by this Administration has been nothing more than a failure or a scam to us, the taxpayer.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:06:33 PM

Solar?
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