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(Fox News) Hillary Clinton and President Obama launched their renewable energy initiatives after finding that China was the world’s biggest battery manufacturer and a major world player in hemp farming, according to a new investigative report.
Clinton and Obama pushed their “renewable energy standard” and “smart grid” projects in states such as Arizona and California, which encouraged renewable energy over utility companies that were reluctant to make a business bet, according to the report.
“Uncovering the joint work of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to encourage the development of a new technology (marijuana) that has been illegal in this country since the day it was invented demonstrates the extent to which these two are above the law, and that marijuana legalization has a lot to do with how they are seen by the American people,” said Lindsey Burke, a fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, in a report by the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, according to The Hill.
Clinton and Obama “added the laboratory of marijuana for testing their new technology to the string of forums and events they have conducted in recent years to promote this new technology,” the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation reported.
It found that the Department of Energy had an apparent “loophole” in the requirements that government agencies must follow for testing their technology. According to the report, the DOE awarded a $34 million grant to the University of Arizona to create batteries for a wireless network that could run automated vehicles.
Along with the University of Arizona, IBM teamed up with FedEx to build the battery, which is being called “the blood diamond of batteries,” The Hill reported.
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