Warmist Vs Enviros: Geothermal Project Wants To Delist Endangered Toads

Who wins? The Warmists tell us the climate crisis (scam) is all about the environment, yet, windturbines kill off huge numbers of birds and insects. They leave massive concrete blocks after their 30 year lifespan. Mining for precious metals is as bad, if not worse, than mining for coal. Warmists want solar projects and extreme-enviros sue to stop them. And now

Geothermal developer wants to delist endangered Nevada toad

In an unusual move that could pit two Biden administration agencies against each other, the developer of a planned Nevada geothermal power plant says it intends to sue U.S wildlife officials to overturn the endangered species listing of a toad in adjacent wetlands.

Ormat Technologies said in a 60-day notice of its intent to sue the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service that the listing of the Dixie Valley toad in December was illegal.

“The toad does not meet the definitional standard for a threatened — let alone endangered — species, and the service failed to base its decision on the best scientific and commercial data available,” Reno-based Ormat said.

It’s the latest legal maneuver in a series of conflicts underscoring challenges President Joe Biden faces in vowing to protect fish and wildlife while also pushing development of so-called green energy projects on U.S. lands to help combat climate change.

A court battle over the toad’s listing would put the administration in the precarious position of using its Justice Department lawyers to defend the wildlife service’s decision to list the toad, while continuing to defend the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the geothermal project in a lawsuit brought by conservationists and a tribe.

I just have to wonder: if these projects are so green, then why would there be any concern about causing harm to the toads?

The opponents say pumping hot water from beneath the earth’s surface to generate carbon-free power would adversely affect levels and temperatures of surface water critical to the survival of the toad, which is sacred to the tribe.

Why are there always issues with “green” energy?

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9 Responses to “Warmist Vs Enviros: Geothermal Project Wants To Delist Endangered Toads”

  1. Dana says:

    I’m shocked, shocked! to find out that there are disputes among the left!

    The Endangered Species Act was always a source of lawfare to try to stop progress, and always will be.

    • Professor Hale says:

      A law passed to protect Eagles, dolphins and pandas, almost instantly turned into protecting animals no one cares about. And, as with most things that the Left care about, it is rife with deceit and corruption. Overnight, it turned into a cash cow for environmental groups and universities. A major contributor to turn the Alaskan pipeline from a $1 Billion project into a $9 Billion project.

  2. Jl says:

    Yes-offshore wind farms allegedly killing whales off the east coast, that’s ok, too. But we’ll see if it’s true or not…

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  4. H says:

    Teach concrete cc an Ra so ik uh be r recycled.
    Coal mining is much more destructive than for either rare earth metals (which of course are not rare but rather common). Over 7 billion tons of coal are mined each year probably 1000/10000 times as much as for wind turbines. And of course renewables now generate more power in by the USA than coal.
    Coal burning killing pretty much everything, allegedly, through acid raid and acidification if the ocean
    Whales are most often killed by collision

    • Jl says:

      “Renewables generate more power…”. Gee, Johnny-big surprise seeing as they’re mandated in most places. But of course they still have to be backed up by fossil fuel power

    • drowningpuppies says:

      And of course renewables now generate more power in by the USA than coal.

      Um, no. Back to your pipe, johnnie boy.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  5. H says:

    Also Indians are trying to Dave the little toads. But of course they are always aligned with the left
    The toads need warm water. The concern is that removing the heat underground will result in cooler surface water.

  6. Markie says:

    So the government is suing itself. Wonder who pays for that?

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