About Mary Kay Barton (Edit profile)

Mary Kay Barton is a retired health educator, a small business owner in New York State, and a tireless advocate for scientifically sound, affordable, and reliable electricity for ALL Americans. She has served over the past decade in local Water Quality organizations and enjoys gardening and birding in her National Wildlife Federation “Backyard Wildlife Habitat.”

America blighted by industrial wind

The folly of industrial wind is nowhere more evident than in New York State, which for decades has gotten half of its electricity from clean nuclear plants and hydroelectric (dams). Thus, the $176 billion in wind subsidies (for which the wind companies spend $20 million a year on lobbying) is in reality a means to support the Ponzi scheme that enriches Big Wind, Big Banks, and Big Politicians. It is time to turn off the fan.

By |2016-07-29T15:06:21+00:00July 29th, 2016|Guest Insights|16 Comments

America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines

CFACT contributor Mary Kay Barton shows how wind farms re in reality tax farms that squeeze local residents out of tax dollars as they dramatically reduce the value of the farms in communities that were doing quite well before some of their elected officials sold out to gain fame and fortune from wind developers. Worse, wind projects are designed to lose money over their lifetimes, even without factoring in that actual lifetimes are about half of promised lifetimes.

By |2015-08-19T16:43:21+00:00August 19th, 2015|Guest Insights|23 Comments

The New York wind farm scam

A number of local newspapers serving our area here in Western New York State – which has been targeted by industrial wind developers – have literally cut off all letters to the editor from local citizens regarding the industrial wind issue. These same newspapers continue to publish “Press Releases” on behalf of wind developers, and yet refuse to do any responsible, investigative journalism on the efficacy, effects and economics of wind power. The pro-wind media obviously control the message.

By |2013-10-17T09:26:39+00:00September 19th, 2013|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

End the wind Production Tax Credit

If people wonder why the world is in the sad shape it is in, they need look no further than the neighbors stuck living within the massive footprints of dysfunctional wind factories. Sadly however, politicians, corrupt crony-corporatists and people getting wind scam royalties are choosing to ignore their neighbors.

By |2012-12-19T10:07:30+00:00December 13th, 2012|CFACT Insights|3 Comments