Solar Sam 
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Re: “Martin Drake: A look at the Springs’ least popular power plant

I for one am glad to see the Indy feature the Drake story on the cover. I volunteer with a cadre of local folks who want to see Drake closed by 2020.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 12/22/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

No John it is about something! The monitors were not located in the areas where the plume from Drake settles along the foothills. It specifically settles in the Cheyenne Mountain and Skyway neighborhoods. It evens wafts all the way up to Manitou.

Specifically the Gold Camp Elementary is at ground zero. Those elementary children are exposed to dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide. Earlier this year in a hearing about Drake, Lisa Devore with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment acknowledged the risk to the children and committed to installing a monitor nearby the school. She quietly withdrew that commitment as a result of political pressure from El Paso County.

CSU has shown its true character to attempt to silence critics. Shame on you Jerry Forte.

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 12/14/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

The truth has come out by the Courts disclosure of CSU effort to lie to the public about the negative health effects of the pollution spewing from Martin Drake. The reason CSU tried to hide the truth from the public is now an open secret. Shame on you Jerry Forte.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 11/30/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Citizens challenge EPA over Drake Power Plant

We must fight the good fight.

Teddy Roosevelt, Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 09/15/2016 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Maketa, et al, indicted by grand jury

Whom the gods would destroy they would first make mad with power.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 05/27/2016 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Potholes and 2C, conservative politics, land swap, Trump, and more

Drake the drain is correct Forte keeps pouring in Millions of rate payer dollars. He has vowed to make the scrubbers work at any cost to the rate payers. Good job Jerry!

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Posted by Solar Sam on 05/12/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Utilities moves to add solar

It's good news, 10 MW is a good start but we need more like 100 MW to make an impact on reducing the Springs carbon footprint. For example Xcel is building a 140 MW solar array at the Comanche Power Plant in Pueblo.…

An ideal candidate for a Utility Scale solar array is to pump water from Pueblo to Colorado Springs for the next 50 years. There are vast tracts of cheap open land adjacent to the SDS water pumping stations along the pipeline in El Paso County. If CSU really had a vision and not a delusion they would promote and fund a project of Utility Scale.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 04/05/2016 at 10:07 AM

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