San Bernardino Stands Up to Climate Alarmists — For Now

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from Rush Limbaugh,

RUSH: [A] … story from the LA Times: “California’s San Bernardino County Slams the Brakes on Big Solar Projects.” This is about San Bernardino County stopping the construction of a giant solar farm and wind farm. “California’s largest county has banned the construction of large solar and wind farms on more than one million acres of private land, bending to the will of residents who say they don’t want…”

This is in California now. “[T]hey don’t want renewable energy.” Renewable energy? Does anybody realize how bogus a term that is, “renewable energy”? What do you think it means? “Well, ‘renewable energy’ means that we don’t deplete anything. It means that the sun’s always gonna be shinin’ and we can always get energy from it, and therefore we’re not destroying anything.” The idea that energy is free and the idea that energy spent doesn’t have to be reproduced? What kind of idiocy has led to this? But that’s not the point.

The point here is that a bunch of Californians don’t want any part of a solar or wind farm on more than one million acres of private land, and San Bernardino County is listening to the residents and not the officials of the state. The residents “say they don’t want renewable energy projects industrializing their rural desert communities northeast of Los Angeles.” It was a “4-1 vote by San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors highlight[ing] a challenge California could face as it seeks to eliminate the burning of planet-warming fossil fuels,” which is also a crock.

So here’s the dirty little secret about solar and wind farms, folks. You know what it requires? Do you know what you have to do to build up a giant wind or solar farm? You have to literally destroy millions of acres of land that the left used to say they cared about. Building a solar farm or a wind farm destroys landscape, it kills endangered species, all for an expensive and unreliable source of energy. Solar and wind are hostile to the environment leftists say that it will save. It’s hostile to disposable income.

It’s a landscape-destroying, land-grab scam is what it is. It’s a way for the state or some other government to wrest control of private property under the auspices of saving the planet, taking this land away, and literally destroying it. And then you start putting up these solar farms and these gigantic windmills, and you create eyesores. You create death for birds. The noise that comes from these windmill turbines drives people away.

One of the citizens that showed up at a hearing on this said, “These vast open areas are precious for their natural, historical and recreational qualities. But they are fragile, and no amount of mitigation can counter the damage that industrial-scale renewable energy projects would cause. Once destroyed, these landscapes can never be brought back,” and that’s the bottom line. So here you have on the one hand, a bunch of leftists who don’t want nature touched.

(summarized) “Man cannot destroy nature. Man can only corrupt and pollute! So we have to leave it alone,” except when they want to grab a bunch of land for themselves. So then they come along, “We want that land.” “Well, it’s our land; it’s not yours.” “Yeah, but we want it because we’re gonna put up windmills and solar panels to save the planet.” “Ohhh, okay.” But now the residents are not falling for the scam. Now, I tell you what’s gonna happen. The left is not gonna stop, and these citizens in San Bernardino are gonna continually be hounded and hounded and hounded.

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