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Lanai windmill issue is about money, not ecology

March 27, 2012
The Maui News

I am offended by all the signs around Lanai stating that windmills will make Lanai green and ecofriendly. That is not true, they will do nothing of the sort. But they will provide multimillion-dollar income tax credits for Castle & Cook, and these tax credits will be paid for by all of us. The taxes we pay subsidize special interest projects like this as a form of corporate welfare. Make no mistake, the whole issue is about money, not ecology.



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