Groucho Marx once said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”
Amazing how he could have known what was in store for us so far into the future.
Putting that wind project in our area is a very bad idea, folks.
But our political leaders keep shoving this awful mess down our throats, all in the name of “progress.”
Some of the worst hot air about the foul wind project came from Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. To quote the WJZ-TV story:
“Wind energy is essential if we want to move our country away from dirty fossil fuels and create quality jobs in the process,” Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger said. “This project, specifically, will provide enough clean energy to power 35,000 Maryland homes and support 1,400 jobs in a community still reeling from the closure of Bethlehem Steel years ago. I congratulate Ørsted, Tradepoint Atlantic and all of their partners for completing this phase and setting Maryland on a course to be the country’s premier destination for offshore wind staging and manufacturing.”
How he can say that with a straight face, we’ll never know.
It’s typical for politicians to tout environmental benefits and jobs when justifying these projects. Neither one is really true, though. Any jobs brought to the area during construction will go away as soon as the ugly wind turbine is in operation, and the damage to wildlife, sight pollution, noise pollution, and potential threats to national security will far outweigh any green energy benefits.
Folks, we’re going to call it like we see it. This whole wind project is nothing more than a pathways for overseas wind power companies to fleece U.S. taxpayers. That’s why massive amounts of lobbyist dollars are flying through the halls of Congress to get support for these environmental hazards.
It’s hard to imagine that anyone so supportive of such a project wouldn’t have their hands in the lobbyist cookie jar, but that’s just speculation. We don’t have proof of that, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…
We reached out to Dutch Ruppersberger’s Director of Communications, Jaime Lennon, to present her with the information we’ve published about wind turbine projects and ask how the congressman could support the TPA wind project in light of that information.
We’d print her reply, but we don’t like leaving blank pages on our site. In other words…
Once again, those in power get theirs while the common taxpayers get a giant bird-and-fish-killing fan in our backyards.
All in the name of progress, eh Dutch?