Surprise: Enviro-Weenies Protest Clean Power Project

I’ve said it before and I’ll say…ok, write…it again: the greenie weenies are great with alternative energy in principle, but not in action

(Daily Caller) Environmentalists in New England are voicing concern over a proposal that would provide an abundance of clean hydropower, hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue every year.

Charlie Baker, the moderate Republican governor of Massachusetts, has worked relentlessly to reduce his state’s carbon footprint and is now looking to Canada for renewable energy sourced from a series of dams. The environmentally-friendly governor is in negotiations to obtain a large swath of electricity from Hydro-Québec, a province-owned energy company that generates all of its electricity from its colossal system of 63 hydroelectric power stations.

If completed, the arrangement would power 1.2 million homes with 1,200 megawatts of low emission hydropower and reduce overall energy costs. Additionally, it would generate an estimated $18 million in annual property tax revenue and create 1,700 new jobs during its construction phase.

What has the greenie weenies with their panties in a wad?

Environmentalists, however, are still questioning the project.

To get Hydro-Quebec’s electricity to Massachusetts, Central Maine Power will need to construct a 150-wide path through New England and need 1,000 support structures. Some conservationists are opposing any sort of development in the region’s forests and surmising that the project will not even reduce carbon emissions.

It’s like they think the power will magically appear from the power station to the consumers. This same thing has happened many times before, where, if they can get the “green” energy facility (wind, solar, hydro) built, the GWs complain and even sue to block running transmission lines. They always have some excuse to protest and sue.

Of course, many of them are cool with tons of giant wind turbines despoiling the countryside when they aren’t actually near themselves.

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2 Responses to “Surprise: Enviro-Weenies Protest Clean Power Project”

  1. JGlanton says:

    need to construct a 150-wide path through New England and need 1,000 support structures

    In other words, “build a power line”. And, dum-dums, a power line is not “150 miles wide”, it is probably 150 feet wide and 150 miles long.

  2. Dana says:

    Let’s admit it: major power transmission lines are ugly. That said, not having them means burning candles and oil lamps at night in your cold, lonely cabin, where you have to have firearms to protect yourself and your family from wild animals and the Indians indigenous Americans from whom you stole the land.

    Our esteemed host frequently uses Star Trek pictures in his articles, but there are times that I think that the warmunists think that Star Trek is real, that power is completely clean, generated from anti-matter reactors or 100% efficient solar cells, invisibly mounted on everyone’s house, with no pollution, ever. Who knows: maybe that will actually be the case in the 24th century, but it isn’t the real world today.

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