The political committee behind Amendment 1 on solar energy has scrubbed from its social media platforms nearly every reference to the James Madison Institute after revelations that the group’s policy director bragged in a leaked audio recording that the utility industry is using the amendment to deceive the public into thinking it is a pro-solar initiative.
If there was any doubt that Amendment 1 is an anti-solar measure designed to appear as the opposite in order to deceive voters, a recording released this week makes it clear.
An 84-year-old voter from Aventura, called the Miami Herald Tallahassee bureau Friday with a question: “If I’ve already cast my vote by mail, can I change it?”
The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite.
Amendment 1 is written in pro-solar language, but it is backed by the state’s utilities and opponents say it will halt rooftop solar in the Sunshine State.
Solar amendment 1 is once again in the center of a controversy.
Utilities should be ashamed of misleading consumers in their solar campaign.
In a political world plumbing new depths of bad behavior and obscene lies, somebody’s giving Trump and Clinton a run as lowest of the low.
The head of the think tank that provided research for a utility-backed solar amendment on the November ballot said his policy director “misspoke” when he characterized the effort as a strategy to deceive voters into thinking that the plan was a pro-solar amendment.
Leaked recording reveals role of utilities in a political campaign to deceive voters in the state of Florida into supporting an anti-solar constitutional amendment.