Do wind farms cause cancer? Some claims Trump made about the industry are just hot air


President Donald Trump has made no secret about his disdain of wind energy.

In 2012, he complained that Scotland was “hell-bent on destroying (its) coastline” with proposed wind turbines to be built offshore near the site of Trump’s luxury golf resort in Aberdeenshire.

In 2016, he ran for the White House on a pledge to bring back coal and expand development of other fossil fuels.

And in March, the president mocked the industry during a speech to a conservative organization in Washington.

While wind makes up less than 7% of the power generated in the U.S., development of renewable energy sources is a key plank of the Green New Deal being pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other progressive democrats in Congress.

Speaking at a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner Tuesday, Trump brought up some of his familiar attacks on the industry but also a new one: Wind farms cause cancer.

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