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March 19, 2013

Letters to the editor - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Turbines will ruin land for generations

The comments over the weekend from juwi Wind CEO Michael Rucker that the Prairie Breeze industrial wind turbine project will spur economic development and keep young families from moving out of Tipton County were ridiculous.

He must think that we are rubes who will fall for his propaganda. Prairie Breeze will not create jobs here, nor will potential home buyers think Tipton County is just a peachy-keen place to live.

The proposed Prairie Breeze industrial turbine project in Prairie and Liberty townships and others that will follow will ruin Tipton County for generations to come.

These turbines — 500-foot behemoths that are a danger to the health and safety of Tipton County residents — will do nothing to promote economic development.

To the contrary, they will destroy Tipton County’s agricultural nature and ensure that what little growth there has been here will atrophy.

Much of what juwi Wind has put out about these industrial turbines have been outright lies or come from sketchy “studies” promoted by wind turbine interests.

I urge all Tipton County residents to show the Board of Zoning Appeals their opposition to this industrial project by wearing white during the BZA meeting at 5 p.m. today in the Tipton High School auditorium. This is a matter of life or death for Tipton County. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool.

Bob Ashley, Tipton

Greed of few will cost others money

I live on the Howard County side, about eight-tenths of a mile from the west end of the proposed wind farm, and you might say I have no right to voice my opinion. But in fact, all homeowners and taxpayers should be worried.

First of all, windmills produce the highest-priced electricity. Without the federal government subsidy, people couldn’t afford it.

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