Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Robert Redford: A 72-Hour Campaign for Climate Action

I work in the archaeology required by local, state and federal law, but as a worker not in administration. I've worked in Vermont where new power-lines have to be put in to keep up with demand, also they seem to, on wooden towers, dip dangerously low over water, near Burlington. There is a small wind-farm in the Green Mountains just outside Bennington, VT that is slated for expansion, though the locals want to know why towers taller than the Statue of Liberty (not the current ones) are going up if only to be sold out of their state. Windy area there off the Sleepy Hollow Road, it shows that the government is committed to the creation of clean energy and should continue to promote it and the Congress should get behind similar efforts and studies.

Recently water turbines were placed in the East River, actually a tidal arm of the large Long Island Sound next to Manhattan and I've seen data that suggests in some parts of Scotland if underwater turbines were in place a net surplus could be sold, as strong undersea currents are used without harm.

It is difficult if agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency and we have to yell to do their job, if and when they are only there to monitor "acceptable" levels of pollution, without the adversarial power they can have. Let's not have the Congress take it away from them after these 40 years since President Nixon created it.

Robert Redford: A 72-Hour Campaign for Climate Action

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