Dirty energy billionaire Bill Koch is trying to stop Cape Wind
Please, stand with Cape Wind Now
By John Kasse, President, Conservation Law Foundation
11 years. That’s how long we’ve been waiting for the promise of Cape Wind’s clean, renewable energy and new, green jobs. A 130–turbine wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, Cape Wind has cleared every federal and state review, passed environmental muster, been given the go–ahead by the Department of the Interior, and has the support of Governor Patrick and 80 percent of Massachusetts citizens. So, why isn’t Cape Wind up and running? Because the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, a pseudo-environmental organization backed and led by fossil fuel magnate Bill Koch, is hell bent on blocking it.
Today we say: enough is enough.
Shine a bright light on the connections between billionaire Bill Koch, his fossil fuel interests, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket SoundWe’re proud to announce the launch of Cape Wind Now, a campaign that promises to shine a bright light on the connections between billionaire Bill Koch, his fossil fuel interests, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the principal opponent to Cape Wind. Koch’s influence as the Alliance’s chairman and a principal funder continues to be felt in the Alliance’s relentless delay tactics, including most recently, its call for a Congressional investigation.
If you are concerned about the implications of this kind of influence peddling on the future of Cape Wind and our country’s energy future, join us and sign the pledge to stand with Cape Wind Now.
This is a battle where powerful, entrenched dirty energy interests have pitted themselves against emerging clean energy. Let’s be clear: this is one of the decisive struggles in the fight for a clean, sustainable energy future, a battle against the fossil fuel industry whose wealth and power have controlled America for far too long.
This is a battle where powerful, entrenched dirty energy interests have pitted themselves against emerging clean energy. It is a fight for the citizens of Massachusetts to have the green energy jobs they want and the home-grown energy they need, when they need it.
For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project of our time. For the nation, it’s a bellwether of what’s to come. Will we choose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past? We can’t allow dirty energy interests to thwart our clean energy revolution. Not now when we are this close.
John Kasse, President Conservation Law Foundation.