Eric Rosenbloom, president of National Wind Watch Inc., an anti-wind energy group, also sees a strong political backlash motivating wind opponents.
"A lot of it is driven by a hatred for Obama. (Wind energy) is suddenly seen as an Obama program.
It's sort of a Tea Party rebellion against (his) policies."
said Wind Watch avoids political alliances and receives no financial support from the fossil fuel industry or its wealthy advocates.
Wind Watch, he
said, acts as an informational resource for 500 wind opposition groups in the U.S., four in Rhode Island.
said wind turbines have two main problems: working with the electric grid and damage to the environment.