09 May '12, 5pm

Anti-wind activists want to create fake grassroots campaign against industry

Anti-wind activists want to create fake grassroots campaign against industry

A version of this post originally appeared on Climate Progress . Last February, a group of anti-wind activists gathered in Washington, D.C. Their goal: establish a coordinated, nationwide program of “wind warriors” who could be dispatched to fight the industry anywhere, anytime. The organization would combine efforts and create “what should appear as a ‘groundswell’ among grass roots” to counter legislation supporting wind energy on the federal, state, and local levels. The leader of the group was John Droz, Jr., a longtime wind opponent and a senior fellow at the ultra-conservative American Tradition Institute (ATI). ATI calls itself an “environmental” think tank. The organization, known best for suing climate scientist Michael Mann, is devoted to spreading doubt about climate change , opposing state-level renewable energy targets, and stripping away environmental regulat...

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