Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


March 19, 2013

Letters to the editor - Wednesday, March 20, 2013


If it was such a good thing, why didn’t we use them 50 years ago?

Windmills were great to pump water in the remote Plains States where power lines couldn’t be run. If it is such a great deal, why don’t private banks loan their money instead of using tax dollars to build them? Do you really think the tax money will ever get paid back? Look at the track record of Obama’s investing in Al Gore’s green energy; it hasn’t worked, has it?

Who will pay to take them down when the fad runs its course? It won’t be the ones collecting the rent. It will be the taxpayers.

For the ones collecting the rent, they will have a gain, but every one else within miles on both sides will suffer loss on their property.

People say it will create jobs, but it would be nothing compared to what clean coal and natural gas would create.

The winners are China, the German companies and the ones collecting rent. The losers are homeowners for miles on both sides, taxpayers, wildlife and everybody who doesn’t like to look at them.

Did the Tipton County Council even check with other areas in the United States to see if they would have let them in if they could do it all over?

Probably not.

It all boils down to the greed of a few that will cost others a lot of money and aggravation of having to look and listen to those oversized rector sets.

Last of all, the windmills are so overstated with what they will produce, they would never come close to producing what the U.S. needs. So why not put the money in plants that will take care of the future needs and not to mess up the landscape and the farm fields?

Imran Malik brought up a point: How can property that is zoned agricultural be used for industrial purposes without being rezoned?

Keep in mind, farmers, for you to collect your rent money, others will have to be losers.

Robert E. Smith, Russiaville

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