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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Here's a column on deregulation and energy markets that's worth reading. Or we could have just listened to Dick Cheney in 2001. Instead there will be cries for more regulation and surely a conspiracy theory premised on the idea that the Bush administration stole New York's electricity to give to Halliburton.

Or perhaps we could consider wind generated electricity, something that the environmentalists (who seem to view any domestic energy consumption as sin) could even approve of. Unless of course it gets in the way of a Kennedy's view:
The rich and famous have long flocked to the beaches of Cape Cod and the island seclusion of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - a land of sailboats and quaint vacation homes.

Now some of these celebrities want to make sure wind turbines don't become a part of the scenery.

They are fighting a proposed $700 million wind farm in the Nantucket Sound that would provide electricity to thousands of homes in the area, saying the giant turbines will mar the landscape of one of the nation's most pristine areas.

Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, a part-time resident of Martha's Vineyard, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose famous political family has a compound in Hyannis, began campaigning against the renewable energy project last year.

A few months ago (or at least I heard it a few months ago, I think it was a "best of" show) Sean Hannity had Ted Kennedy on as a guest on his radio show. He was basically hammering him on the point that Kennedy has consistently voted to support and impose environmental regulations on others without living up to them personally. A green William Bennett maybe? Anyway, Kennedy flat out ignored the questions the first few times before saying he wasn't here to talk about it, it was irrelevant, etc.
(link via Jane Galt)


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