One would think a wind turbine farm in a poor region of North Carolina would be a win-win situation, and it is.
|Horace Pritchard, who agreed to have nine turbines on his 1,300 acres, says he hopes elected officials|
will see that wind energy helps farmers like him.
Wow, sounds like a great deal. Who could oppose it? Oh, of course, conservatives.
The recent wind-energy push has caused an unusual fight among North Carolina Republicans, with some GOP politicians opposing the project because of its reliance on federal tax credits and potential risks to the military, . . .
Wind power “gets a lot of subsidies. People end up paying more for it,” said state Sen. Bill Cook, a Republican who represents the northeastern North Carolina region where the wind farm is located. Mr. Cook opposed the project.
Yep, jobs, cleaner environment, and future investment. No wonder the GOP hates it. As for voters the message is clear. WAKE UP, the Republicans are not on your side.