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America's Founding Fathers understood the game and strategies, and built safeguards against getting caught up in it. Then their successors got bought out. When Corporations were defined as "persons" under law, the game was lost. But that doesn't mean we should get rid of all laws or the whole system.
...Those taxes were passed because there is expenses for maintaining the electricity grid. That outdated pile of crap isn't free. Home owner's want to have reverse meters and benefit from a grid that costs a crap load of money to maintain. They don't deserve to benefit from an expense everyone else is still paying for, so the tax is fair.
originally posted by: RedmoonMWC
originally posted by: Jamie1
a reply to: soficrow
Lobbyist don't pass laws.
Elected representatives do.
Why not blame them?
But it is the Lobbyists who bribe the Elected Representatives with campaign donations.
originally posted by: learnatic
a reply to: soficrow
If solar panels are eating into profits thats one thing but what may also concern some is that an independet supply of energy brings independance and some people dont like that.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Sovaka
....In some parts of the US and AU, it is illegal to catch water off your roof due to "stealing from the watershed".
You're kidding, right? ...Happened in the Cochabamba Water War I know, but...?
Found 1 article with that phrase on Google. So it begins?
Oregon RAINMAN Begins Jail Sentence for Collecting Rain Water on Property
An Oregon man started has started his 30 day jail term. His crime? Collecting what he claims is water in ponds on his property. The state of Oregon says he's stealing from the watershed that helps provide Medford with water.
In this light, being charged for stealing sunshine is not such a leap. : (
Rainwater Harvesting Registration
Telephone: Area Code & Number
Address where rainwater is to be harvested:
(Street, RFD, Box Number)
(City, State, Zip)
Storage Size (Storage is limited to 2,500 gallons.)
•To collect, store, and place the captured precipitation to a beneficial use, a person must register the use with the Utah Division of Water Rights as detailed in 73-3-1.5.
•A person may collect and store precipitation without registering in no more than two covered storage containers if neither covered container has a maximum storage capacity of greater than 100 gallons.
•The total allowed storage capacity with registration is no more than 2,500 gallons. Collection and use are limited to the same parcel of land on which the water is captured and stored.
•There is no charge for registration.
•When you submit this form, your browser will be redirected to the Rainwater Harvesting Registration certificate, which you should print for your records.
Who owns the rain? Not you, it turns out. You're actually breaking the law if you capture the rain falling on your roof and pour it on your flower bed! A prominent Utah car dealer found that out when he tried to do something good for the environment.
Rebecca Nelson captures rainwater in a barrel, and she pours it on her plants. "We can fill up a barrel in one rainstorm. And so it seems a waste to just let it fall into the gravel," she said.
Car dealer Mark Miller wanted to do pretty much the same thing on a bigger scale. He collects rainwater on the roof of his new building, stores it in a cistern and hopes to clean cars with it in a new, water-efficient car wash. But without a valid water right, state officials say he can't legally divert rainwater. "I was surprised. We thought it was our water," Miller said.