Salon Mag: 'To make room for the panels, it plans to level 66 acres of trees.' Razing nearly 15,000 trees' - Local residents and environmental groups—including Clean Water Action,Crosswicks/Doctors Creek Watershed Association, Environment New Jersey, NJ Conservation Foundation, Save Barnegat Bay, and the Sierra Club—beg to differ, claiming that razing nearly 15,000 trees will adversely impact water quality, air quality and sound quality; decrease the wildlife population; and affect biodiversity, as the state loses a section of forest known as the Pine Barrens. “As green as solar is, you don’t get a pass for chopping down a forest,” said David Pringle, campaign director for Clean Water Action. “If they kept the forest and put the panels in a parking lot, you get all the benefits of solar without any of the costs of clear-cutting the forest.” State officials even offered to buy the land to stop Six Flags from deforesting it, but the company declined their offer.
Green Energy Bankruptcies Could Cost Taxpayers $2 Billion - CRONYSIM RULES CLEAN ENERGY - Excellent short clip from Friday on Fox Biz. SunEdison benefited to the tune of $750 million from taxpayers, mostly through its purchase of First Wind. Marc Morano discusses green skeletons, Solyndra 2, renewable illusions, and rampant crony capitalism at SunE.