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  •  "Oil and gas production sites are usually very (4+ / 0-)

    well lit" - That's a gross overgeneralization. Things like drilling rigs and gas plants need a bunch of light, but are not numerous. Completed holes, the vast majority of the sites in any field, use very little light, because there are no people there, only machinery. We're looking at a picture with the bakken field having a light signature at least equal to the of Minneapolis. For all of that light to source from electricity there would have to be roughly as many people in Williston as there are in Minneapolis, and that just ain't so.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:41:59 PM PST

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