Jim Carlton of The Wall Street Journal reports on solar projects that are being delayed by activists and environmentalists.
- Local residents and activists are protesting and delaying the deployment of two massive solar fields in the Mojave Desert in an effort to save the habitat of the endangered desert tortoise.
- One energy source that environmentalists who are concerned with land use should consider is nuclear energy, which safe, reliable, and clean.
- Outdated regulations, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), hinder clean energy development by allowing activists to slow down projects through years of litigation.
- By making companies and property owners partners, not pariahs, policymakers can develop clean energy sources while protecting endangered species.
Read the full article here.