Woodland, North Carolina bans solar energy because solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun
No, this is not from The Onion; it's not an SNL skit with Tina Fey imitating Sarah Palin.
The Woodland, N.C. Town Council has denied a permit for Strata Solar Company to build a solar farm near the community. The Council's decision was in response to the hysterical outcry from Woodland residents. In fact, Woodland's leaders were so moved by their residents' panic-stricken responses, they also established a moratorium on solar farms.
According to some of Woodland most enlightened citizens, solar panels not only suck up all the energy from the sun; they also cause cancer, kill nearby vegetation and bring down property values. (Fracking and mining operations are so much better for preserving property values and quality of life.)
Oh, and solar energy companies have “hidden agendas.”
Well, in case anyone was still wondering how North Carolina's voters have allowed their state government to be completely taken over by the Koch/ALEC Syndicate: Mystery Solved.