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Dirty energy interests (with help from wealthy land owners, including the Kennedys) have been leading a campaign for nearly a decade to block Cape Wind, the country’s first offshore wind farm in the Nantucket Sound. They have been successful in delaying the project, but their real hope for conquering the wind farm once and for all didn’t come until last year, when two local Native American tribes requested that the sound be declared off-limits for development because it would interfere with their spiritual practice. But one tribe member says that argument is a complete fabrication.
Patrick Michaels has more credibility than your average climate skeptic, and is often featured prominently in the press to offer an alternative view on global warming. But what Michaels doesn’t mention in his frequent media appearances is his history of receiving money from big polluters.
Efforts underway to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions would “profoundly” harm the already-ailing auto industry, warned the Department of Transportation in a letter.
Obama’s $54.5 billion plan to restart the nuclear industry apparently isn’t good enough for John McCain.