Skip to comments.Dianne Feinstein: I Brake For Turtles [Would You Brake for Feinstein?]
Posted on 03/26/2009 9:09:12 PM PDT by Steelfish
MARCH 27, 2009
Dianne Feinstein: I Brake for Turtles
California's energy-independence movement, held up by the desert tortoise.
By JOHN FUND
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican, thinks he has a partial solution to America's dependence on foreign oil.
But he says liberals and environmentalists are rejecting his plan to make it easier to build solar and wind power stations.
California's Mohave Desert is an inhospitable place, he notes, but 19 companies think it's perfect for siting solar or wind facilities on 500,000 acres owned by the federal government there.
But Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who used to be San Francisco's mayor, is having none of it. She is pushing legislation to turn the land into a national monument, which would prevent such development.
Mr. Rohrabacher -- who notes 130 pending applications for solar power projects on federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management -- is appalled that environmentalists are blocking such plants by demanding time-consuming environmental-impact studies.
He tells me that though the BLM has lifted a moratorium on new solar projects on public land that it imposed in 2005, applications are still being clogged up in a bureaucratic pipeline and no new permits have been issued to date.
"We need solutions on many levels, and freeing up bottlenecks to alternative energy is one of them," he says.
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I really like turtles! DiFi is another kind of reptile!
Disclaimer: this is gallows humor, I'm actually punch-drunk, I don't mean it seriously, I recant, submit and kneel before the truth squads, Hail Obama Caesar, Hail Brock, Hail Podesta.
We also need a place where we can isolate all roaches...
A long time ago when Feinstein was mayor of SF, I worked at the data center in the basement of City Hall. One time Mayor Feinstein was exiting from the basement side exit, and she tripped. A co-worker and good buddy of mine caught her before she crashed to the floor. After all the liberal crap she's done to this country, I wish my friend hadn't caught her! At least now I could've smiled at that image if it happened like that.
Even if I showed this article that a Republican (the horrors!) actually advocates solar power, to my liberal friends they won’t believe it.
I sometime confuse the accelerator for the brake.
Reminds me of the old ‘lawyer joke’:
What’s the difference between a dead raccoon in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
There’s skid marks in front of the raccoon.
Certainly not if there was a risk of spilling a coffee or soda.
You’re kidding, right?
That’s a trick question isn’t it...
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