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sffilk  Dec 14, 2015 • 10:42:55am

Why am I not surprised?

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The War TARDIS  Dec 14, 2015 • 6:32:29pm

Houston, we have fuckwits.

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CriticalDragon1177  Dec 15, 2015 • 9:32:04am

I understand being concerned for the environment, but do these people seriously have no idea how the sun works?

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 15, 2015 • 10:10:30am

Seems like the report may have misrepresented the situation.

Except that’s not what happened. If you look back at the local news story that started all the furor, no one at the meeting actually said the solar project would “suck up all the energy from the sun”—that was the reporter’s paraphrasing. Woodland had already approved construction of three other solar farms, and it seems the opposition to this particular project was mostly for NIMBY reasons—the town wouldn’t receive any additional tax revenue from this particular project, for example.

slate.com

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nines09  Dec 15, 2015 • 12:48:56pm

re: #4 Big Beautiful Door

Read it.

“Bobby Mann said he watched communities dry up when I-95 came along and warned that would happen to Woodland because of the solar farms.

“You’re killing your town,” he said. “All the young people are going to move out.”

He said the solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not come to Woodland.”

So he was misquoted? I think Salon did not want to categorize the entire state. That does not change what was reported in the original story. That story reads about right to me. I’ve heard pearls like this drop from the lips of people, and it is not beyond my reasoning that they were spoken at that meeting. NIMBY or otherwise, there are kooks, and they reason like this. And Salon never made any questionable reports./


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