15 Jul '11, 7pm

Koch brothers declare war on offshore wind: via @grist

Koch brothers declare war on offshore wind: via @grist

The Koch brothers have now turned their firepower against offshore wind. The war over America’s coastal-energy future has officially begun, and the result could determine whether we see wind turbines or catastrophic oil spills along our coastlines in coming years. The opening salvo came in early July, when everyone’s favorite climate-hating, fossil-fuel-loving industrialist villains, the Koch brothers, released a so-called “cost-benefit analysis” of New Jersey offshore-wind development plans through their front group Americans for Prosperity . The focus on New Jersey is no big surprise. Fresh off their recent success in manipulating the state’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie into backing out of the Northeastern cap-and-trade system known as RGGI, the brothers grim are honing in on what they see as a weak spot in the clean-energy movement’s eastern front. Hoping to score a ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/wind-power/2011-07-14-koch-brothers-...

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