Predictably, wind energy proponents are using the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent oil spill as evidence that wind energy would help prevent this type of disaster and thus should be given more government support (i.e. money). There are two major problems with this line of thinking. First, wind energy has nothing to do with oil usage – the two are almost completely unrelated. Second, the real lesson to be learned from this disaster is that environmental assessments of these industrial projects must not be “expedited” just because they are inconvenient for the corporation.