But before the bill to create two new Mojave national monuments has even had its first hearing, the California Democrat has largely achieved her aim. Regardless of the legislation’s fate, her opposition means that few if any power plants are likely to be built in the monument area, a complication in California’s effort to achieve its aggressive goals for renewable energy.
Developers of the projects have already postponed several proposals or abandoned them entirely. The California agency charged with planning a renewable energy transmission grid has rerouted proposed power lines to avoid the monument.
The point here is not (just) the whack job’s hypocrisy, but what it says about her belief in this “crisis” she’s so hot about. Like flying jets to Bali and erecting mansions in Tennessee, knocking off green energy alternatives – Teddy Kennedy and the windmills, anyone? – is more revealing than politicians’ and movie stars’ public utterances. They don’t believe this crap any more than I do. But they lust after the power to control your lives.