In a previous post, Friends of Maine’s Mountains pointed to the role of MONEY and INFLUENCE in the proliferation of needless industrial wind turbines in Maine, as reported by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. WE ARE NOT ALONE.
Today the Boston Herald is reporting on the “sea of money” with which Cape Wind is fertilizing various politicians, including more than $50,000 to U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and $69,400 to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Former Massachusetts state inspector Gregory W. Sullivan commented, “It just doesn’t smell right. We have policymakers who are receiving these extraordinarily large campaign donations and the (electricity) ratepayers don’t have anyone on their side. It’s not a level playing field. There’s an underlying battle taking place behind a curtain of secrecy about how much subsidy will be provided to Cape Wind.”
The Herald reports that developers are making these political contributions as they “seek nearly $1.3 billion in federal cash and loan guarantees.” CLICK THIS LINK to read the full Boston Herald article.