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March 20, 2013

Letters to the editor - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Turbines should be put to public vote

Tipton County, do you have no shame?

What work is the county doing? The public can’t find out because minutes of the meetings aren’t ready for the public to read. Convenient! And a clear violation of the Indiana Open Door Law.

Tipton County, how many wind farms do you need at the expense of others?

The way Tipton County officials conducted the wind farm business is despicable. Is Tipton County a government for only the influential?

Public, isn’t there a way to force this to a public vote? Shouldn’t an issue this important and that has such an impact on the community be put to a public vote, to ensure the people’s voice is heard? Majority rule!

Or was that the problem?

Every person has value and the right to the pursuit of happiness! We pay taxes. Just like everyone else.

Many people sit back and play it safe. This will not go away. Everyone needs to take a stand. E.ON Wildcat Wind Farm area, this is your time to speak out!

Strong leaders, pillars of the community, step out; help your community in its time of need. Would it be political suicide? Probably! Do what’s right, not what’s popular.

Wind farms are much like car wrecks. You don’t know how bad you’re hurt until time passes. By then, the statute of limitations has run out.

Prairie Breeze is a community battle of the whole county because there are more wind farms going up. I have one going in around me, as well. On the Tipton-Howard county line, it will run for miles. This wind farm will connect the Wildcat and Prairie Breeze wind farms. Together, they will cover all of northern Tipton County.

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