October 24, 2011

THE HIPPIES KILLED GAIA:

Is Pot Going to Pot? (Peter Hannaford, 10.24.11, American Spectator)

To make matters worse for marijuana growers, an environmental expert says indoor "grows" cause harmful carbon emissions and use enormous amounts of electricity. Peter Lehman of the Schatz Energy Research Center and Environmental Resources Engineering Department at Humboldt State University presented his findings two weeks ago to the county's board of supervisors. "Two percent of our entire national electric grid is used to grow a plant. It's nuts," he said.

Speaking of that one north costal county, he said that indoor marijuana "grows" used enough electricity to power 13,000 homes and added 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

What's a liberal pro-marijuana environmentalist to do?




Posted by at October 24, 2011 7:26 AM
  

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