Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FOIA, Green Jobs, and Climategate

Readers of this blog know that I expect the Climategate scandal to damage the re-election campaigns of anyone that's put too much political stock in environmental issues. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) has significant support from the green jobs lobby and he put $90 million tax dollars into his brother's windfarm. Now comes news that George Soros and other Washington lobbyists will try to paper over problems with wind energy: "After two studies refuted President Barack Obama’s assertions regarding the success of Spain’s and Denmark’s wind energy programs, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the Department of Energy turned to George Soros and to wind industry lobbyists to attack the studies."

The FOIA generated sunlight has only just begun to illuminate green job corruption. I'm sure someone has already compiled a list of email addresses from Climategate, looked for addresses ending in .gov, and formulated a few FOIA requests of their own. The results, if any, of those requests will continue to break over the coming months.

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