Foolish Landscape Defender

"John Muir is a fine Scotchman...but for all that it is too foolish to say that the imperative needs of a city to a full and pure water supply should be thwarted for the sake of a few trees or for scenery, no matter how beautiful it might be." -- Andrew Carnegie quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, 1913.

Above: The desert being scraped and mowed to make way for BrightSource Energy's solar project in the Ivanpah Valley.  The facility will generate 392 megawatts of energy.  California has already installed over 1,200 megawatts of rooftop solar panels -- a much more efficient way to achieve clean energy goals.


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