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Centralized corporate solar energy is green? not a chance!

Story on testimony by Frank de Rosa, First Solar executive. Arizona Daily Star.

This guy sounds just like an oil company executive with his complaints that they can’t just bulldoze wildlife and vegetation on our public lands. We need to kill this […]

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Ten reasons why decentralized solar is much better-

And this is article does not even mention the negative effects of big solar on wildlife.

Meanwhile, however, GE and others secure largest thermal solar project. Clean Technica

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Wind and solar development could be very destructive to Nevada’s wildlife-

Energy development poses challenge to wildlife habitat. By Larry Johnson. Las Vegas Review-Journal.

And unsaid is the continuing bad idea of centralized energy generation, even if it is said to be renewable.

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Solar Gold: Mojave Desert Facing Ecosystem Collapse

Robert Lundahl films the voices of the Mojave who are being steam-rolled by Energy development on your public lands :

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Solar Gold documents the impacts of Large Solar development on the Mojave Desert ecosystems and cultural resources.

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A lot of ecologically important land is going to be put under the bulldozer with this.

Secretary Salazar, Senator Reid Announce ‘Fast-Track’ Initiatives for Solar Energy Development on Western Lands – Department of Interior News Release 6/29/09

And some comment :

Interior fast-tracks Big Solar on public lands – Chris Clarke, The Clade

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No need for much Renewable Energy development on Our Public Lands

In early April, we discussed planned massive solar development projects on public lands underway in Southern California with Basin & Range Watch‘s splendid native plant & wildflower photo essay Last Spring at Ivanpah.  The essay bloomed across environmental listserves everywhere and, […]

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Putting sun-powered electrical generation in the sunny desert seems like a natural, except deserts are dry-

Desert clash in West over solar potential, water. By Rita Beamish. Associated Press Writer

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey