Saturday, March 22, 2008

Environmentalists choose solar panels over redwood trees

I know this has nothing to do with Michigan government, but it is such a funny story, I thought I would pass it along.

The Heartland Institute has a great story in their April "Environment and Climate News." It is about a landowner who is forced to cut down his redwood trees because they block the sun from a neighbor's solar panels.

"We are the first citizens in the state of California to be convicted of a crime for growing Redwood trees," said Carolyn Bissett.

Kurt Newick, chairman of the global warming committee of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, says Treanor and Bissett should be forced to cut down their redwoods.
"It's actually better for the environment to put solar on your roof than to plant a tree," Newick told the Mercury News. Newick is a solar panel salesman.

Read the full story here:

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