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July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013: Letters to the editor

You cannot argue against experience

The article “Consumer group enters the wind farm battle” in the Kokomo Tribune was an interesting read — interesting, but misleading.

The so-called Citizens Action Coalition (CAC), which you list as a “state consumer rights organization,” is nothing more than a left-wing liberal tree-hugging group whose goal is to push its own agenda, regardless of facts. (Note: I have no problem with environmentalists, as I love our environment as well, but not when it infringes on people’s rights, and especially when deception is used).

Kerwin Olson, executive director of CAC, plays the accuse-and-mislead game by saying things like “another unknown is how the anti-wind organizations are being funded” and “we would question the motives of those opposed to wind energy.” Nothing like planting doubt into the motives of people.

The local wind opponents have been very open and have offered to share where the money comes from: local people, farmers, landowners, teachers, pastors, etc., who are opposed to the raping of our county! I’ve been to the CAC website. Much of the funding sources it lists are groups like the Sierra Club, liberal trusts and the like.

Olson says any property value decrease claims are simply not true, but then follows it with admitting, “It’s too early to know of the impact in Indiana”. He does admit “… there could be some validity to health claims”. He easily dismissed most all claims, studies and evidence that has been presented as “off-the-wall, unsubstantiated statements”, neglecting to ever look into the actual issues or the peer-reviewed studies and experts behind them.

It’s easy to accuse someone as having an agenda and making things up, but let’s look at the facts! If there are false facts being presented, point to it, each one, and show the evidence that “proves” the statement is wrong! I don’t think that can be done.

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