Why Scott Walker Killed Wind Energy Jobs in Wisconsin

Posted on December 20, 2011. Filed under: Wind | Tags: |

From an article by Louis Weisberg in the Wisconsin Gazette:

When Wisconsin voters elected Scott Walker governor and handed Republicans control of the Legislature, about 1,000 new jobs in the emerging wind energy sector stood waiting on the state’s horizon, according to industry proponents.

But Walker, who received at least $1.5 million in campaign cash directly from interests opposed to wind energy and much more indirectly, quickly quashed the rules that would have allowed those jobs – and the state’s energy independence – to move forward.

Walker’s move reportedly startled wind-energy supporters on both sides of the political aisle, since the so-called “wind siting” rules were ironed out during a year of negotiations with all the major stakeholders and approved by a two-thirds, bipartisan majority of lawmakers during the legislative session immediately preceding the state’s GOP takeover.


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Hmmm, I wonder what happened to all the comments posted to this article as of yesterday? Maybe the moderators weren’t seeing enough “Praise Scott Walker and suck his ass” affirmations of his disastrous policies for Wisconsin?

Or maybe they only wanted to hear from paid-for shills like Ronny and Joanie?

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