As a lifelong environmentalist, I became aware about a decade ago that the number one threat to the environment is people pushing the global warming scam. No place more so than Boulder, Colorado where I live.
Under the direction of Bill McKibben, useful idiots want to shut down the incredibly clean Valmont Power Plant in Boulder, Colorado and replace it with environmentally destructive fake “green energy.”
Boulder, CO – At approximately 12:45 today, four activists climbed onto the massive coal pile in front of the Valmont Power Plant.
A large banner was unfurled down the front of the coal pile, reading “RENEWABLES NOW,” and two fake wind turbines were erected on top of the coal pile. The activists reclaimed the coal pile to display their message for approximately 1.5 hours…before they were taken into custody.
Approximately 90% of Boulder’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels, with only 10% coming from renewable sources. Many local environmentalists and community leaders are calling for electricity generated from renewable sources to increase by 10% each year, reaching 30% renewable by 2012 and 100% renewable by 2020.
The Valmont Power Plant puts out zero visible pollution, and is so unobtrusive that most Boulder residents are unaware of its existence.
The images below show the environmental disaster which climate activists want for Boulder, which would wreck the environment, be very unreliable, and require 100% fossil fuel backup for the majority of days where the wind isn’t blowing – accomplishing nothing,
But the story gets much worse. The city of Boulder had to work very hard to get the University of Colorado to sign up for this insanity, and now are afraid to do anything to upset the university – who want to expand into the essential open space in South Boulder where I spend hours every day walking the dogs and photographing wildlife.
This open space is used for recreation by at least one thousand people per day, and is the last and only thing between Boulder and the hideous environmental disaster of Denver. South Boulder residents are up in arms over this development proposal, but the city is so afraid of CU dropping the city’s fake renewable power plan, they won’t dare upset the university.
All of the development is in flood plain, so part of the proposal is to build a three story tall dam along the Hwy 36 bike trail (which I use twice a day.) That would replace this view :
With the one below, and destroy the iconic view which half a million people are used to seeing every week driving into Boulder.
Environmental politics in Boulder are the ultimate test of climate disinformation. A very left wing community has been brainwashed into destroying the local environment, in exchange for meaningless virtue signaling pretending they saving the planet from an imaginary problem which the city has no control over anyway. And to add insult to injury, the city will then be stuck with very expensive, unreliable energy.
The people behind this are exactly what Lenin described as “useful idiots” – and they are taking the city down with them into their madness. I am working with Boulder people one at a time to bring them back to reason and sanity, but it is hard work after decades of intentional well funded disinformation – which has quite literally driven them mad.