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Mojave Desert Deluxe

As reported by the New York Times“Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on Monday to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.”

In a strange quirk of irony, eco-freaks are struggling to swallow this new wrinkle in their plans to support the Obama Administration’s goal of seeding the Public lands with so-called “sustainable” energy. It isn’t every day that conservationists whine over preservation of wildlands.

“This is arguably the best solar land in the world, and Senator Feinstein shouldn’t be allowed to take this land off the table without a proper and scientific environmental review,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist and a partner with a venture capital firm that invested in a solar developer called BrightSource Energy.

Did they say “partner in a venture capital firm” that pushes solar mojo?

The American Desert West is anything but empty of biodiversity and inherent value. The developers and their venture capitalists can stick their solar panels on rooftops where they belong. Except for one small catch, these solar arrays are industrial models that need lots of land to get the juice flowing. Think 30,000 acres for starters. You can’t just plop these hunkers on a Wal-Mart roof and say “Let the sun shine in!”

Every now an then a politician gets something right. Even if the Greenies stand to miss a profit in the exchange.

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