This mad rush and push to develop large-scale renewable energy. Noble ideas behind it. Green energy is good, right? I work with renewable energy and I am a supporter. But what I am learning has forced me to pay attention to things I didn't know were happening, and to ask questions about my own personal beliefs about renewable energy development - what I believe in, what I can support, and what I cannot.
I now read this blog every day and it is opening my eyes to things that have been happening in our country that I was completely oblivious to. And reading it makes me angry and depressed and sick in my stomach. But I can't ignore it. Once you know, you know. And I want to know. We should know.
I got interested in this blog because of what is happening - the potential for development of a large wind farm on public land - in an area that is important to me - the Pipes Canyon, Pioneertown, California area, near Joshua Tree National Park. And now I am aware that what might happen there is already happening ten fold all over California's public lands. I am shocked.
And before you pooh-pooh me about NIMBY-ism, let me leave you with this.