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Steve Deslauriers column: 'Big Wind' is today's 'Big Tobacco'

8:01 PM, Jan. 23, 2013
A wind farm in Shirley in southeastern Brown County.
A wind farm in Shirley in southeastern Brown County.
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The wind energy industry is today's "big tobacco." Big tobacco fabricated studies, denied the truth and tirelessly pushed lies upon the American people at the grave expense of the health and lives of the American people.

For decades, big tobacco successfully suppressed the inconvenient truth that smoking harms people's health. The wind development industry closely follows big tobacco's deception playbook - taking advantage of people's best intentions to protect our environment as they desperately cling to outdated and inaccurate studies.

While society said "enough" when it comes ...

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