Surprise! – Pro-Fossil Fuel Companies Seek to Undermine Wind
May 12, 2012 Leave a comment
In a vaguely conspiratorial article from Wil Wheaton’s tumblr, there’s some believable evidence that tycoons like the Koch brothers are funding shadow groups that seek to discount the benefits of wind or otherwise argue against it.
Among its main recommendations, the proposal calls for a national PR campaign aimed at causing “subversion in message of industry so that it effectively because so bad that no one wants to admit in public they are for it.”
It suggests setting up “dummy businesses” to buy anti-wind billboards, and creating a “counter-intelligence branch” to track the wind energy industry. It also calls for spending $750,000 to create an organisation with paid staff and tax-exempt status dedicated to building public opposition to state and federal government policies encouraging the wind energy industry.