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Solar projects also bring out protests

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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johntxx
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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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granitestater
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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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pickledude72
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:38:11 PM

So easy to figure out what's really happening "even a cave man could do it!"
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:35:47 PM

"That just makes me sick"
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:32:48 PM

Guess they just want to pay higher prices for everything.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:32:43 PM

NOT A GOOD START!
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kcboy
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:30:01 PM

Some where, some place, someone has to protest about something.
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:25:51 PM

the efficiency of gov't at its best? or does it know how to get a job done well? or do they know what a well done job is....someone is sleeping in the administration....how do you figure?
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byoftDad
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:25:22 PM

They will protest anything. Why don't they protest against death?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:24:49 PM

confusing article
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:24:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:24:07 PM

Kst8, I agree,

"""The protest really has nothing to do with solar/energy!!!"""
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:23:25 PM

Ok
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Humbug
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:21:12 PM

Kooks, fruits and nuts. These people cannot be serious.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:20:53 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:18:26 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:17:16 PM

I think the Obama administration's solar initiative was dealt an embarrassing blow by the Solyndra Bankruptcy fiasco. This is pale by comparison.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:15:25 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:15:14 PM

reading through some of these, ignorant as cow excrement, posts is giving me distemper!!!!
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Anything that Barry can do to cost the american tax payer money he will. Hey , he has already outspent all of his predecessors combined; he just doesn't want anyone going for the title with any chance to overtake it.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:14:50 PM

So what's it gonna be boy; yes or no ?
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Always sumpin!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:12:03 PM

Amazing but true.........
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:10:22 PM

of course!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:07:58 PM

Need something to protest.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:04:54 PM

Go SUN.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:01:50 PM

Don't know if it'll make it.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:59:42 PM

wow! Crazy
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:58:31 PM

We'll just see...
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inkedbiker74
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:44:53 PM

bring on the solar!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:42:40 PM

Some people are just plain freaking impossible to please! You said it, Gsipper - if you don't like solar, wind, oil, coal, etc., give up all your electricity and live in a wooden shack deep in the woods.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:39:38 PM

We should protest all forms of energy so we can live like cavemen.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:35:42 PM

don't rush to build new plants they never generate the jobs, money or power promised
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:35:34 PM

I never did get the connection between distemper in the foxes and the construction....and I was totally unaware that Native Americans ever practiced cremation.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:26:45 PM

TGTBT
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:26:31 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:24:48 PM

More wasted tax dollars.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:23:03 PM

MORE LIES...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:22:33 PM

Not a surprise
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:19:38 PM

Greenies fighting greenies, I love it.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:17:56 PM

Ooops
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:17:56 PM

More tax money down the drain!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:13:13 PM

Too true davenles!!!! lmao!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:11:53 PM

oops, hopefully it works out
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:10:53 PM

Wow , what a dilema.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:08:24 PM



Give me a break.

Sounds like environmentalists are at it again.

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:06:15 PM

hmmm.
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:04:31 PM

Oh please. Solar panels are not bad for the enviroment or that area. Greenies go away!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:03:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:01:26 PM

really? the protest has nothing to do with solar/energy!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:01:23 PM

The only thing solar is good for is wasting tax payer money like it's going out of style.
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