“Solar panels, for instance, are very difficult to recycle and contain harmful substances such as cadmium and lead that often wind up in water supplies. Wind turbine production is particularly toxic, and the people that bear the brunt are poor Chinese laborers with little recourse or limited access to healthcare. Based on estimates reported by the U.S. military, mining the massive amount of minerals required to produce wind turbine generators produces a ton of radioactive waste. The Institute for Energy Research found in 2013 that, ‘the U.S. wind industry may well have created more radioactive waste last year than our entire nuclear industry produced in spent fuel.’”


Keep the ‘Green New Deal’ out of city hall

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