Pollie Watch: Nationals MP’s bizarre claim of wind turbine fires

27 Feb

Right wing politicians open their mouths and words fall out. Then, when called, they do one of three things: some dig deeper; some claim that’s not what they said or it was taken out of context; some disappear for as long as possible. Wonder which one Darren Chester will do.

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester (Nationals) has made a clumsy entry into the wind energy debate by claiming wind turbines are a fire risk.

Mr Chester Tweeted the bizarre claims in response to a question posed by veteran political journalist Paul Bongiorno (who was recenty awarded an Order of Australia medal):

Darren Chester 1Here’s a sample of the responses Darren Chester received:

Darren Chester 2

So, what is known about wind turbines and fire?

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