In Nevada, the article points out, there is a Reno-based Assemblyman–David Bobzien–pushing for theÂ “…protection and restoration of sage grouse and their habitat in Nevada…”
All good and well I suppose but in a state drowning in debt, this money-sucking idea might be hard to sell.
But there’s another juicy aspect to this one:
If the grouse is classified as endangered, development in the bird’s habitat could be frozen, potentially jeopardizing Nevada’s alternative energy projects.
I think you know where I stand on this so-called “alternative energy” stuff. Briefly, it’s nearly a complete waste of time and resources (hugely out-of-syncÂ tax incentives) given the unreliable and piddling amount of energy it (solar/wind) produces. ‘Nuff said.
I don’t know where this resolution stands in the state legislative process. But given the choice of grouse habitat vs. alternative energy, I’ll take habitat. At least we’d get tangible long-term benefits–habitat, after all, is everything.