While I am all for producing clean, renewable energy, it should be done in a responsible way. I keep reading how forests store C02. Did you know that living desert ecosystems do it better? C4 plants are masters in storing C02. This is why it is environmental genocide to plow up millions of acres of Mojave and Sonoran Desert to go "green" in an attempt to plaster them all with solar energy which need space but many also use too much water, which the desert does not have. The deserts are not wastelands, they are living, old growth ecosystems. Using clean energy is good. Killing ecosystems to do it is bad. There are plenty of already disturbed mines, rooftops and parking lots to develop solar energy on in the southwest US.
Please see this web site for more information: www.basinandrangewatch.org
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