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Thread: N.E. Clean Power Connect in Maine - Should we care ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshandBaron View Post
    That source does not fully support your claim. By the way, the history teacher I alluded to in the post (that I concluded with a wink) was a Massachusetts full-blooded Native American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket21 View Post
    I recollect from pre-colonial history class that the Native Americans in present-day New England used to purposefully burn large swaths of land on a regular basis. What a blatant disregard of their carbon footprint!
    Recalling the Introduction from Reading the Forested Landscape, I believe most Novembers, many Native Americans burned out the understory, after the leaves had fallen, to make room for next year's blueberries.

    Kind of non sequitor, given how series the need to renewable energy is right now. We are facing an existential crisis as a planet at the moment.

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    Yeah, we’ve only got 8 more years! ��

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    A general observation is given how poorly the US has responded to the more immediate Covid crisis, I do not hold out a lot of hope on a unified rapid response to AGW.

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    I've been out in the desert Southwest for the last few months. Currently staying on BLM land outside Pahrump. You would think the SW would be a mecca for solar power, wouldn't you? But, Pahrump citizens are protesting a plan by a California power company to build a solar farm nearby in the Mojave desert. Apparently, the desert is as fragile as Alpine zones. A thin crust builds up on the surface and it protects plant and animal life until the next rains come. Rare and endangered species, such as the Mojave tortoise burrow under that crust and hibernate. The crust is hard, doesn't blow around as dust. Once it's broken, the dust does blow and blows badly.

    As an aside, who knew that Death Valley was so beautiful?

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    BTW, on more big powerline in Maine. This one seems to be far more legit.

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