'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story' by Christine Morabito

Rarely does a journalist search out the facts about wind projects that deliver adverse impacts but no benefits.  It would be great if there were more like Christine Morabito, brave enough to report the facts. Crony environmentalism behind Big Wind delivers benefits to carpet baggers and rent seekers feeding from the public trough.  It's vindicating to read the truth about wind ME media is loathe to report. 

'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story'


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Senator Kennedy and others were troubled by the fact that Cape Wind was never properly vetted. From a national security standpoint, they were right to be concerned. Cape Wind had planned to use Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to arrange debt financing. This was the same bank that, in 2013, was fined $250 million for routing tainted money through the United States from Iran and other countries blacklisted from doing business here.

Shady money has followed wind around the globe. Loose regulations allow them to launder money with ease. A thorough background check would have revealed a link between Cape Wind and organized crime in Italy, which resulted in what the Hawaii Free Press called, “the largest ever asset seizure by anti-Mafia police.” The scandal was exposed by Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Christine Duhaime, in her piece: “The Windfather.”

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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