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Tue May 8, 2012, 09:32 PM

Conservative thinktanks step up attacks against Obama's clean energy strategy

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Source: The Guardian

A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda.

A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which also has financial links to the Kochs, has drafted bills to overturn state laws promoting wind energy.

Now a confidential strategy memo seen by the Guardian advises using "subversion" to build a national movement of wind farm protesters.

The strategy proposal was prepared by a fellow of the American Tradition Institute (ATI) although the thinktank has formally disavowed the project.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/08/conservative-thinktanks-obama-energy-plans

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:58 PM

1. Energy production fundamentally drives economic growth

...if they don't like solar and wind power, fine, but what do they propose as alternatives? Massive government nuclear power projects? Or the same old fossil fuels, that are getting more expensive and less abundant all the time?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:22 PM

2. windfarm protesters? really?

Dumb all over, yes we are

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 12:13 AM

3. Locking.

This is a dupe.

Please continue the discussion here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014116366

Thanks!

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