Golf Club Tycoon Dislikes Wind Energy

ImageWhen Donald Trump bought the Menie Estate just outside Aberdeen, he thought he could ride roughshod over the people of Scotland and to a great extent he has so far succeeded.
An SSSI was destroyed leaving only a coastal strip of sand dunes as testament to the habitat which had existed on the Aberdeen coastline for thousands of years. Environmentalist’s arguments proved useless against the promise of wealth and jobs in the oil capital of Europe where unemployment runs at only 2% but where those who make decisions about these things look to a future when “the oil will run out”.
Mr Trump is now challenging Scotland’s renewable energy policy vowing to bring a lawsuit to halt a 230 million pound ($349 million) wind farm development, consisting of 11 wind turbines, planned off the coast near Aberdeen in Scotland.
“We will spend whatever monies are necessary to see to it that these huge and unsightly industrial wind turbines are never constructed,” the real estate mogul said in a statement.
The rhetoric seems familiar somehow. I think Mr Hitler may have said something like that when he invaded Poland all those years ago.


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