So the White House does not want to spend 125 dollars a year to educate tens of thousands of people about the best way to share an environment with a threatened species, but the White House has no problem spending billions of dollars a year on misplaced solar projects that are projected to kill hundreds of desert tortoises.
Here are my proposed additions to the Campaign to Cut Waste:
- The 1.6 billion dollar taxpayer-backed loan given to BrightSource Energy LLC's Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System. The facility will destroy 5.6 square miles of public land and displace or kill hundreds of tortoises according to the Bureau of Land Management. As one energy executive is on record saying, such projects would are not financially sustainable without government assistance.
- The 18 million dollar grant and 2.1 billion dollar taxpayer-backed loan given to Solar Millennium (and partners NRG and Solar Trust of America) for the 11 square mile Blythe Solar power project, which will destroy tortoise habitat and sacred Native American cultural sites.