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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
The San Luis Valley of Colorado, where I live, has just begun a major project in solar energy, since we get on average 360 days of sunshine a year. Many of my neighbors have solar panels on their roofs, and some families I know have built their homes in extremely innovative fashions. One example is a man who used crushed soda cans and chipped tires to create insulation for his home. We have not yet exploited wind here, which is puzzling, because we get high winds on a very regular basis.
What excites you about this campaign?
It's about time someone with some punch stood up and said "this needs fixing". I have been hearing about fixing the environment since I was in high school in the sixties, and it has remained a fringe interest for too long. Thank you, Mr. Pickens, for stepping forward. Yes, I agree this is not a permanent solution, but it is one step among many we can encourage our local and state governments, as well as our federal government, to take. Now, if we can just convince people that spending the money will be worth the investment!
What do you want to do to help?
I will write every elected representative I have to invest in wind power, and to push for the recovery of natural gas in mining. I have driven past too many mines that still have an open flame above ground, burning off the natural gas instead of capturing it.
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Thank you for th invitation. I don't happen to live in the Great Plains, I live in the San Luis Valley of Colorado - we are working on getting GE and other companies to build windmills robust enough to withstand our frequent 60-80 mph winds. Then we'll be ready to power whole towns - right now we're concentrating on solar. I have spread the word, though - make sure you write all of your elected representatives, and GE and other companies, to get them to understand the urgency of this plan. Good luck!