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What Happens When a Local Tea Party Bucks Party Line on Clean Energy?


Sun and solar panelsThe Georgia Tea Party supports diversifying the state’s energy sources to take advantage of the Peach State’s abundant solar energy, saying consumers have the right to choose where their electricity comes from. Right now, Georgia utilities provide only gas-fired, coal-fired, and nuclear power, with only tiny amounts of hydro-electric and other renewable energy mixed in.

But Koch Industries founded the Tea Party to fight limits on corporate pollution, not promote solar power. So the Koch collective is now sending piles of cash to put down the pro-solar insurrection, as Kiley Kroh reports at Climate Progress.

The moment anyone bucks the pro-polluter party line, those Tea Party muskets of freedom turn into a firing squad.

Cross-posted from The Green Miles

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