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.
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.”