At the July 18 Planning Commissioners’ meeting, the following question was asked of the commissioners: If the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm becomes operational, how would the complaints of the Howard County citizens be handled? The planning commissioner’s answer was that Howard County citizens’ complaints would be handled just like Tipton County citizens’ complaints. I believe that says that Howard County citizens equal Tipton County citizens in terms of wind farm development.
In addition, I take offense when someone says they believe America needs wind energy, but they don’t want to give up any of their rights to fund this energy. They just want to put it on their neighbor’s tab. They will force their neighbors to give up their value in their home, their ability to use their own land safely, and their neighbors’ health may even suffer. Oh, but they are doing this because of their love and concern for America. Were the roles reversed, they would be screaming foul.
These statements of concern for America and the environment are hollow. If there were no monetary gain, there would be none of this “clean energy talk” and caring for America.