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Koch Bros Behind Solar Power Fines

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Published on Dec 24, 2013

"According to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative network better known as ALEC, our solar panels make us "free riders." What?

Yes, according to ALEC, an organization that specializes in getting the right-wing agenda written into state laws, people like me who invest in energy-efficiency and shrinking our carbon footprints ought to be penalized.

Why does ALEC want us punished? Since it's bankrolled by, among others, the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, it's hard not to surmise that they're worried about a threat to fossil fuels businesses. Koch Industries' operations include refineries, oil and natural gas pipelines, and petrochemicals."* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dorebreak it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Isaiah J. Poole / AlterNet:
http://www.alternet.org/environment/n...

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