Fossil fuel billionaire Bill Koch wants to stop the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project and the clean energy and jobs it will produce. Since 2006, Koch has spent millions of his coal mining and petroleum fortune to delay Cape Wind, saying he “doesn’t want it in [his] backyard.” As someone who profits mightily from the dirty energy industry, is it any surprise that Koch is spending millions of his own dollars fighting this groundbreaking clean energy project?
Koch recently told CommonWealth Magazine that his strategy on Cape Wind is “delay, delay, delay.” Despite his efforts, Cape Wind has passed every federal and state environmental review and received all of its permits. But Koch also said that he has no intention of giving up.
At a time when the evidence of climate change is overwhelming, and the need for jobs is critical, unleashing the potential of this homegrown offshore wind project has never been more important. Koch recently said, “The concept of getting alternative energy that’s going to save the earth is not consistent with what people want.” But Koch couldn’t be more wrong, and certainly doesn’t speak for me. Stand up to Bill Koch and end this campaign of delay. Let’s build Cape Wind now!