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Old 04-04-2019, 02:28 PM   #5524 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4
We already know hydroelectric power is almost free.
I enjoy the low rates in the PNW, but I was raised on Woody Guthrie songs like Roll On Columbia
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At Bonneville now there are ships in the locks
The waters have risen and cleared all the rocks
Shiploads of plenty will steam past the docks
So roll on, Columbia, roll on
And on up the river is Grand Coulee Dam
The mightiest thing ever built by a man
To run the great factories and water the land
So roll on, Columbia, roll on
OTOH, the construction of China's Three Gorges dam had massive environmental impact

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_...nmental_impact

The cultural artifacts submerged were similar to the Aswan dam in Egypt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswan_Dam

edit:
The President, in a speech to the NRCC, talked about Bald Eagles flying into wind mills.
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