Wind farms are great on large tracks of land, like out in the desert, but people live here. My parents are spending their retirement here, staying in the county they have lived in most of their lives. Now the peaceful enjoyment of their property and retirement years is being put at risk.
How can I sit back and let the greed of the few try and risk everything my parents enjoy in their home surrounded by farmland? Industrial wind farms may be great in some locations where they are not intrusive, but not here. Some of these leaseholder families have been farming in this county for more than 150 years. I’m certain they are in no need of saving, and have their trade down to a fine science. How could these local leaseholders say they have compassion, when they clearly made a cold decision without knowing how many local high-risk neighbors they are asking to live within the footprint of an industrial wind farm? That’s more disrespectful than reading an opposing view in the newspaper.
Where is the compassion? Where is the survey to protect every resident, even the leaseholders, if they do in fact live within the footprint?