To the Editor:
I believe: 2013-17 Stratford, Bridgeport and Valley can see multi-trillion dollar redevelopment politically delayed since 1970s-1980s, for political and graft reasons.
Here are my supplemental development ideas for Stratford, CT, and World:
Why not: “turn Long Island Sound into a LAKE?” Nevada has Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, & Lake Mead. Dam TURBINES use water gates to create enough electricity to power Las Vegas, Nevada, New Mexico, and Southern California.
Imagine CT to LONG ISLAND virtual mountain, constructed into Long Island Sound.
• High enough that NO TIDE or TIDAL WAVE could breach it. Embed series of TURBINE SITES to “create enough electricity to power most” of: CT, New England, Long Island, NYC, NY, NJ and PA.
• Lives and injuries would be saved, with less property damage, or government and business drain.
• Insurance industry annual savings with reduced claims can reduce insurance rates and increase profits.
• Almost 2 high TIDES daily. Water gates necessary to create electricity can be reversible, with gear ratios to exponentially generate far more electricity per Turbine than at Hoover Dam, with more & far larger Turbines than Hoover Dam.
• Similar to PANAMA & SUEZ Canal LOCKS, ships pass through choke points for Security inspections, while allowing NORMAL TIDES to raise/lower LONG ISLAND SOUND to desired managed heights, & depths. This better manages Water, Coastal Environment.
Environmentalist, water, fish, clam, lobster may oppose? However managed properly, everyone wins.
• Electricity can be used to DESALINATE enough WATER that can be used to refill ALL RESERVOIRS & be used for FARMING, DRINKING, & Brownfield REMEDIATION.
• Conceivable? Only electric or wind powered boats allowed on “Long Island Sound-Lake,” (pollutants reduced.)
• All Construction, Maintenance, Business & Government would benefit creating exceptionally number of highly paid jobs with Benefits, which reverses drains on States & Federal Treasuries & increases Revenues to Treasuries, Social Security, & other Funding.
• Use Funding Construction Bonds for SEED MONEY. ROI would project higher Adjustable Interest Rates to attract investors, reinvigorating America.
• Every Stream and River feeding Long Island Sound could be retrofitted with Watergates and mini-dams or water diversion systems. Mini-hydroelectric power stations can dot the States, cutting number & damage from Power Outages.
• Then repeat: Mississippi, Missouri, Great Lakes, Canals, Rivers & USA streams.
• Instead of Amazon Deforestation, we create “Sahara Rain Forest & Farms” from Desalinated Water from Mediterranean and Atlantic. Inexhaustible desalinated Potable Drinking & Farming Water. Repeat elsewhere.
• Continents Transportation: Create Transcontinental Railroads & Highways.
• Create electric Tractor Trailers, Vans, Cars. Government “Buy American made Automotive Fleets” for: Military; Federal, State, & Local governments! Jump start “economy to scale” cost effective production.
* Kinetic energy from axles & solar energy to multiple, larger, better batteries & alternators. Solve mileage energy storage issues.
• Buildings: Military; Federal, State, Local; Education; Corporate; Private Sector; Skyscrapers, Apartments, Condos; & Homes. Innovative, evolving: solar & kinetic energy.
• Create Sikorsky-Bell “Domestic Emergency,” Helicopter fleets: Flood, Earthquakes, Fires.
• New Technologies: Repeat adjustments around the world.
Replace trafficking: Weapons Systems, Drugs, & reinforcing-perpetuating deception.