Sites Reservoir and Greenhouse Gases

Eco 712: We spoke with Jann Dorman, Keiko Mertz, and Ron Stork of Sacramento-based Friends of the River. They have recently released a report that offers important new perspectives. It’s called Estimate of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Proposed Sites Reservoir Project using the All-Res Modeling Tool. Supported by Patagonia, the report reveals astonishing amounts of greenhouse gases likely to be emitted by Sites, not only the construction fumes, but “naural” emissions produced by such factors as algae and vegetation decay. One more reason to oppose Sites.