Monday, February 20, 2012

The Disciples of Wind Power

Despite a preponderance of data that suggests the guvs proposed wind farm is a bad idea, its proponents are waging an aggressive campaign to get it passed. According to this story by Aaron C. Davis and Greg Masters in The Washington Post, a coalition of “steelworkers’ union members, health-care providers and religious groups,” are rallying behind Governor O’Malleys plan.

“If Gov. Martin O’Malley’s controversial plan to require ratepayers to subsidize development of an offshore wind farm passes, the calls, e-mails and visits from members of this unique coalition will have played no small part.”

Some members of this coalition are approaching the issue with a certain religious fervor.

One of them was activist Lise Van Susteren, a Bethesda psychiatrist who staged a brief run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Democrat in 2005.

“I now know enough about what’s happening to people’s health to say anybody who doesn’t support this legislation has blood on their hands,” Van Susteren said.


I guess I'd better go wash.
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