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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 30, 2013

McCabe expected to be nominated as air chief

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-30 11:43:33

President Obama is expected to name Janet McCabe to head U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, the office tasked with the heavy lifting in enacting Obama’s plan to combat climate change, sources outside of the administration said. McCabe is currently the acting head of the air office, having moved into the post after Gina McCarthy was confirmed as EPA administrator. Previously, McCabe had served as the deputy in that office since joining EPA in 2009. [ read more … ]

In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2013-08-30 11:44:06

Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here. But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered the 53-year-old Utah man to serve 12 years in prison for defrauding 83 investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota.
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