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The only mention of who sponsored the protest was a "mysterious firm".

When it comes to energy, it transcends politics because everyone basically serves their own interest.

For example, super lib Democrat donor Warren Buffet owns BNSF, which will run coal trains through Washington.

Oilman T. Boone Pickens made a huge investment in wind.

Hydrogen and fuel cells were championed by Schwarzenegger.

Biofuels that can be economic damaging but help agribusiness are supported by Obama.

And so on...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
Go to Livingston Montana. Back in the early 1980's a company wanted to build a wind farm on the flats above the town (the northern entrance of Paradise Valley heading into Yellowstone Park is a huge wind tunnell). And the city council said no because of .....the pollution the wind farm would cause. No joke.

So I'm sure they could find some anti-wind protesters in that little town.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on January 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
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In the same vein, the Kennedy's blocked an off shore wind farm in Nantucket Bay for more than a decade because Uncle Teddy and company did not want the view from their mansions blocked. Only recently was the go ahead given...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 25, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 4
Supreme Ruler dear, as usual, you're facts are only partially right. Teddy Kennedy did object, as did Robert Kennedy Jr., ostensibly on environmental grounds. Other people who objected did not share the Kennedy's concerns, nor did they share their politics.

"The most notable opponent of Cape Wind was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, a champion of green energy who, to the dismay of environmentalists, fought against the wind farm. The Kennedy compound will have a view of the wind turbines.

Other opponents ranged from billionaire energy giant William Koch to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. American Indians in the region also objected, saying the wind farm would be located on sacred ancestral grounds and disturb important sunrise ceremonies.

"I am strongly opposed to the administration's misguided decision to move forward with Cape Wind," Sen. Scott Brown said Wednesday. "While I support the concept of wind power as an alternative source of energy, Nantucket Sound is a national treasure that should be protected from industrialization." "

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/28/cape.…
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on January 25, 2013 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 5
All this story and discussion show, is that just about everyone is a fucking Payroll Patriot. As if anyone cares about the Wampanoag Indian sunrise worship. Puh-leeze.
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arschbombe on January 28, 2013 at 12:32 AM · Report this

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