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Sun Apr 20, 2014, 01:46 PM

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

I guess the argument is that all those Prius driving, solar panel deploying tree huggers are putting the hardworking real Americans who work for the oil industry out of work. I guess if you have billions of dollars and no conscience you can campaign to keep American dependent on fossil fuels by attacking alternative energy and denying climate change to maintain your stranglehold on American consumers.


*Americans for Prosperity, run by David Koch, shown here, and his brother, Charles, has led the effort to overturn a law in Kansas that requires 20% of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources.*

WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or someone's political opponent.

He was a solar-energy consumer.

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The Koch brothers, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and some of the nation's largest power companies have backed efforts in recent months to roll back state policies that favor green energy. The conservative luminaries have pushed campaigns in Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona, with the battle rapidly spreading to other states.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014, 04:26 PM

1. this is pretty bad

monopolies conniving with right wing to stop progress

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