A must read by Lisa Linowes at MasterResource:
We at AT discussed the hostage politics of the Oregon wind deal in this post from May, 2010: Defense Secretary Gates: “homeland security concerns shouldn’t thwart home-grown renewable energy”
What these shenanigans demonstrate is that political influence continues to trump science, even if the security of the nation is jeopardized. Ms. Linowes expressed these very security concerns to Senators and Representatives months ago. Whether they will finally take the issue seriously, is the question you should be asking your congressional representatives.
Please review John Droz Jr’s important presentation Electrical Energy: Sound Scientific Solutions which speaks specifically to the issue of “Our Energy Policy: From Science, or Lobbyists.“