Grist Climate Moron Tells Us Why Gov. Scott Walker Is Truly A Big Meanie

Nothing better for a Saturday morning than an unhinged leftist, except for an unhinged leftist climate moron

Can you get much more low-down than Scott Walker and his cronies? It’s not enough that the Wisconsin governor stripped collective bargaining rights from unions in pretty much the slimiest way possible, or that important people who support him have been advocating both violence and fake violence as a way to silence opposition. No, he also had to go and kill wind power.

Energy developer Invenergy has twigged to the fact that Walker is a scumbag in general and an anti-environment scumbag in particular, and has pulled out of its plan to build a new large-scale wind farm in Wisconsin. The farm would have had 100 turbines, 150 megawatts, and enough to power about 40,000 homes at peak output. But thanks to Walker’s bill to kneecap wind energy by imposing tight restrictions on where turbine farms can be built, Invenergy now thinks Wisconsin has an “absence of legislative stability,” which is corporate for “run by a dick.” Another 725 megawatts of planned wind installations from other developers — and $1.8 million in investments into the state economy — is also at risk.

See? What Walker did that was really bad was …… well, he’s the Governor, not part of the Legislature, which were the ones who implemented the new rules (though based on Walker’s property rights bill), partly due to people complaining about having wind farms near their homes and all the noise they generate

The Ledge Wind Energy Center project south of Green Bay would have generated 150 megawatts of electricity, but was the most controversial wind project proposed in the state, as local residents concerned about noise and shadow flicker from wind turbines mobilized in opposition to the project.

Residents in rural Brown County have been the most outspoken group in the state in support of Gov. Scott Walker’s property rights bill restricting wind farm development, and in opposition to rules developed last year by state energy regulators for where wind farms can be located.

And it’s a good thing wind turbines don’t freeze in cold weather. Anyhow, by Jess Zimmerman’s definition, Ted Kennedy was an “anti-environmental scumbag in particular” for blocking the Cape Wind Project for over 10 years. Thanks for the 411, Jess!

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