Paula Hendricks

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Land Use for Energy

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I am all for renewable energy. I am for significant efforts and even sacrifice to move our economy away from fossil fuels and slow-renewing natural resources (oil, gas)… but what I am seeing as the solutions make me nervous. I am seeing things I don’t want to see. I am realizing that unless we do this right, we may ruin what we are trying to save.

How much land will all this take? How much land are we using now and how much more land will we have to use? How much land is really necessary to do what we need to do? Am I scaring myself for no good reason or are there real concerns we need to address right away?

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Written by phwebnet

October 28, 2008 at 8:04 pm

More things the next President can do at little cost

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  • Read Michael Pollen’s article in the New York Times magazine from Sunday October 12th and follow all his suggestions, including:
    • Resolarize the American farm (move away from mono-cultures and oil-based food)
    • Re-regionalize the food system
    • Rebuild America’s food culture by leading by example in the White House – via choice of White House chef and appointing a White Houser farmer
  • Make all agriculture and food policies transparent
  • Look at California and others – see what the states and the municipalities are already doing and support the best ones and entice others into adopting them. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
  • Stop the USA from eavesdropping on US citizens without warrants

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