We are a public forum committed to collective reasoning and the imagination of a more just world. Join today to help us keep the discussion of ideas free and open to everyone, and enjoy member benefits like our quarterly books.
David McDermott Hughes is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author most recently of Who Owns the Wind? Climate Crisis and the Hope of Renewable Energy. He serves as the climate justice chair of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty and grad union.
In the most turbine-surrounded community in the world, poor residents understand that their loss—of land, jobs, and serenity—has nothing to do with the common good. Clean energy advocates should take notice.