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I named five, including two of the largest and most prominent. Name one that isn't. Just one.Well for starters, those are two organizations. You state "every" environmental group has the same stance but two cherry picked examples are far from proving that.
Lol, I knew you'd bite on that. Sure, the Sierra Club says they don't automatically oppose small-scale hydro ... as long as it doesn't involve building a new dam, restricting the flow of the river in any way, or disturbing the habitat of any fish or other wildlife. End result: they oppose every proposed project. Not that there are many to oppose in the first place-- "small-scale hydro" is almost never cost-efficient.If you read on instead of just looking for catchy statements, you see that small hydro projects are acceptable.
Again, if you feel otherwise -- name a single case where a major environmental group has not opposed any major project anywhere in the world. No major dams or have been built in the US since the environmental movement ascended in the 1970s. None. Not one. We generate less hydro power today than we did 20 years ago.
Absolutely! Now if we can only convince the environmentalists of that.Anyone saying you can't have cheap power and be environmentally responsible doesn't have 1st hand experience.