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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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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 4:59:44 AM

should this not have been surveyed before the project began?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:06:14 PM

OK
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It's never just the good news
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 3:43:40 AM

More Government created problems.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 2:13:00 AM

Solar projects also bring out protests and is being threatened by a deadly outbreak of distemper among kit foxes and the discovery of a prehistoric human settlement on the work site. Make sure the work site is clear of historical, archeological and cultural artifacts And rare plants or animals before building.
Cheaper renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, thermal, tidal and/or nuclear to replace the oil that will not be there some day. Cheaper alternative fuels from algae, bacteria, the biomass or the waste stream.
Whatever the size or shape the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation or car pool to lower your cost for transportation.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 2:11:11 AM

One thing that will NOT bring out protests for Solar projects……
If more large business warehouses would install solar panels and/or wind turbines on their very large mega roofs, they could cut their electrical use or sell a surplus back to the electrical supplier. Wal Mart, USPS, UPS, DHL, FedEx, Costco, Boeing, Target, NASA, many airports and military buildings are possible locations.
REI, a national outdoor store, has solar panels on their roofs and high efficiency lighting in every store across the nation, LEED certified.
The more electricity generated by green solutions, the more for house, building and vehicle use and electricity NOT generated by dirty coal, oil or natural gas. Cheaper renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, thermal, tidal and/or nuclear.
Whatever the size or shape the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation or car pool to lower your cost for transportation.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 12:31:16 AM

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Location Location Location...
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confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:58:59 PM

More money wasted!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:17:41 PM

interesting.....
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:03:06 PM

OK, OK
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:01:36 PM

Personally I find it very interesting to explore the top 5 (five) aricles of the day.

And Yesterday.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:01:29 PM

Why protest solar?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:59:32 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:54:26 PM

They should have just flooded the place first.

I have seen kit foxes before though, they are cute. I assume dead indian remains, not so cute.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:53:10 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:52:51 PM

Here's an interesting ditty making the rounds re the beneficiaries of Obama's "green agenda":
"Just a little something to think about as you fill out your 2011 IRS tax return.


The Solar thing just got a little more interesting.......REALLY!
• The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE.
• The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers.
• That's costing us just $16 million per job.
• One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG). And oh, the PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother to Nancy's husband. Just move along folks.....nuthin' goin on here."

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:50:51 PM

They say haste makes waste......welllllll looks like another example for sure.
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Can never make everybody happy!
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OK
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:45:47 PM

Think things thru better. Rushing doesn't make things right.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:44:58 PM

Is this company going to go bankrupt too and even more wasted loan guarantees
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:44:13 PM

All forms of fuel are ok if not right in your backyard to most people
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:39:44 PM

screwed again!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:38:02 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:36:36 PM

Double ops
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:36:14 PM

We should be protesting that we're completely dependent on foreign oil!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:30:49 PM

Opps, who knew
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:28:42 PM

Embarrassing blow to the administration.. get out of here..
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:28:41 PM

Oh Oh, another Green project head south.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:27:41 PM

More taxpayer money down a "green" rathole.
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What would the liberal media say if a Republican was in office?
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maybe california should leave the union?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:24:06 PM

I dont see how this is embarrassing to the administration. No one knew the settlement was there to begin with.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:23:26 PM

The desert is still the best place for solar farms.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:23:20 PM

No doubt very poor management.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:20:36 PM

What a waste of taxpayer money.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:18:51 PM

No kit foxes or prehistoric humans on rooftops, no need to waste land for panels,mirrors and lines...

Wonder how the TreeHuggers got to the Solar project horse and buggy or SUvs???

TreeHuggers vs. TreeHugger now they are even stopping themselves...

FYI this Solar project uses mirrors NOT panels...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:10:10 PM

So the government did something and it turned out poorly. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:09:57 PM

big deal shoot the dogs and dig up the bones, we can't let crap get in the way of progress.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:07:04 PM

Thanks for messing up again.
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What new? An obama is an Embarrassment to the Country! An thats the USA!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:02:55 PM

so solar causes distemper??
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:58:14 PM

California? Haha. Next article please
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:57:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:55:34 PM

This is what can happen when a project is rushed. The only reason they rushed is so they could have a photo op. And many of the protesters would protest any kind of development. We should have a sane energy policy, one that's main concern is inexpensive energy.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:55:13 PM

Leave the kit foxes alone... Karma!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:54:54 PM

Obama has been an embarrassing blow to the US, from bowing to Saudi kings to trying to socialize the medical field to pouring tax dollars into defunct ventures.

[Edited by: johntxx at 2/20/2012 10:55:37 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:45:45 PM

What's GEICO doing out there in the desert?
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