August 18, 2008

WHEN BIG WIND TAKES OVER A TOWN, can goons and corruption be far behind? “Lured by state subsidies and buoyed by high oil prices, the wind industry has arrived in force in upstate New York, promising to bring jobs, tax revenue and cutting-edge energy to the long-struggling region. But in town after town, some residents say, the companies have delivered something else: an epidemic of corruption and intimidation, as they rush to acquire enough land to make the wind farms a reality.”

Plus, Pelosi and Pickens — Investment Partners? I’m disappointed. I really thought that this blend of government subsidies and private money would be different!

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