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July 9, 2013

July 9, 2013: Letters to the editor

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Then your electric prices go up as the electricity produced costs more; so-called “green” energy costs more!

I know that $15,000-$18,000 per wind turbine (E.ON’s numbers) to a leaseholder for a half-acre of ground out of production is a huge attraction.

Come on, people, let’s wake up and look at what this will do to our communities — what it is doing to our communities!

Kevin Vanosdol

Kempton

Independence Day reflection on rights

In a recent newsletter, Dan Coats, U.S. senator from Indiana, shares this reflection: “... [W]ith these freedoms granted to us as American citizens come responsibilities. We have the responsibility to cherish and defend the Constitution. We have the responsibility to be engaged citizens in our communities. We have the responsibility to vote and take part in our electoral process. And we have the responsibility to come to the aid of our neighbors when in need. It is up to all of us to protect and honor these freedoms for our children and grandchildren.”

It seems to me, if we are to defend the rights of our neighbors and protect the pursuit of happiness for our children and grandchildren and the right to enjoy our own homes, that means we have a moral obligation to tell wind turbine companies to look elsewhere. When utility-scale energy installations infringe on a most basic right, that of enjoying and using our own property, they must be stopped.

The role of government in a democratic society is to defend our rights. When property rights take a backseat to greed for personal gain driven by our own tax-supported subsidies, something is terribly wrong.

Susie Cox

Greentown

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