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Re: “House falls vote short of approving public subsidy for private K-12 education

Well, dang, I was ready to invest in a string of private madrassas to soak up taxpayer dollars.

Posted by Bob Allen on 03/09/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Jan Morgan joins the hog farm fight on the hogs' side UPDATE

Yes there is evidence of pollution. Data taken from BCRET (big creek research and extension team) which is funded by the governor shows an increase of anywhere from 50 to over 100 percent increase of nitrate and soluble phosphate, when comparing readings from upstream of the farm and downstream. Also dissolved oxygen, which fish and other aquatic organisms depend on is abnormally low.
So low that it most likely will be described as impaired by the ADEQ.

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Posted by Bob Allen on 02/03/2018 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Comment period ends on controversial environmental assessment of hog farm near Buffalo River

Just a note in passing, Cargill sold their pork operations to JBS.

Posted by Bob Allen on 01/30/2016 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The messy Clean Line issue

"Isn't there enough solar energy in Tennessee, Alabama. Georgia & the rest of the TVA to power all of their energy needs?"

Of course not, or nobody could make a buck moving wind power there.

We need both widely distributed solar and concentrated wind to avoid extermination of a lot more than just Prairie chickens and bats. Unabated global warming is a impending disaster that must be addressed as quickly and broadly as possible.

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Posted by Bob Allen on 12/18/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Gov. Asa Hutchinson: Syrian refugees unwelcome in Arkansas

Hutchinson? Is that some kind of Scandinavian name? Aren't they socialists? I bet he is from an immigrant family. Next thing you know he'll have eating Lutefisk and listen to ABBA.

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Posted by Bob Allen on 11/16/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The messy Clean Line issue

Not to split hairs, but proper knowledge of the subject is important if for the sake of a rational argument. The average area needed for wind turbines is of the order of about 85 acres per megawatt, not 25.

I know details are a bitch, but when talking about energy they are important.

Look, I'm a big fan of solar, I am a net exporter of electrical energy from my PV array. But the capacity factor for solar is on the order of .2. Wind in the midwest is over .5. For solar to be useful it need more backing and or a massively larger gird (transmission lines) to get power from hither to yon.

And solar is difuse. Most single family homes in Ar consume over 1000 kWh/month. To power just one home would require about 1200 sq ft of unshaded south facing roof.

We need an array of sustainable energy sources and midwestern wind with the attendant transmission is part of our future.

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Posted by Bob Allen on 06/22/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The messy Clean Line issue

Problem bear, the project in NW Arkansas will NEVER come to fruition. It is a scam by a flim flam man. It is physically impossible. Here are the details: they propose to use an as yet unbuilt turbine with a cross sectional area of about 20 ft. They say that they can generate 1 megawatt in a 17 mph wind. At best they might get 5 kW, 1/200th of what they claim. they are using this to hustle money from investors. [ a little scientific knowledge goes a long way]

We (the AR Sierra Club ExComm) have discussed it but we haven't taken a position as it is an non-starter.

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Posted by Bob Allen on 06/22/2015 at 9:00 AM

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