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Here’s some excellent news:

TARKIO, Mo. — A national survey of wind energy says Missouri added the third-highest amount of wind farm capacity in the nation during the second quarter of the year.

The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that the completion of the Farmers City wind farm near Tarkio in northwest Missouri added 146 megawatts of wind energy capacity. That brings the state’s total capacity to 306 megawatts.

The 90 percent increase in capacity was the largest jump among [sic] any state the nation, the association said.

And here’s how to put that news to good use. Repower America has a phone line set up where you can leave a message for Senator McCaskill. Just call 1-877-9REPOWER (737-6937). The automated voice will ask you for your zip code, offer some generic advice on properly identifying yourself in your message, and then let say what you have to say to her. Every day, the messages for that day are delivered to Claire.

We need to keep the pressure on Claire because she’s a weak link as far as keeping ACES (clean energy legislation) from being watered down. In late June, she tweeted: “I hope we can fix cap and trade so it doesn’t unfairly punish businesses and families in coal dependent states like Missouri.”

She was wrong to believe that the legislation unfairly punishes coal dependent states, and perhaps you’d want to stress that to her. She can’t hear it too many times.

Listen, the flat earthers will shout their fears at her, and they’ve got the money for a megaphone the size of Kansas. That’s another fact you might see fit to mention to our junior senator, namely that the opposition is funded by big oil. Mark Twain said, “Tell me where a man gets his corn pone, and I’ll tell you what his ‘pinions is.” Well, the opposition is getting its corn pone from Saudi Arabia. The rest of us think we ought to get it from Missouri wind mills.