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Read fine print on wind farms  

Good neighbor? It was interesting reading the wind turbine article in the May 6 Tribune, but I have to comment on one part that really caught my attention. Is Ag Wind, one of the developers, saying it will give landowners within a half-mile of the projects $500 per year?

A couple things strike as odd. Why landowners within one-half mile? Why not one mile? Why at all? Is there a relationship between wind turbines and the half-mile mark? If turbines are so great, why then does Ag Wind apparently feel the need to pay nearby landowners to be “good neighbors?”

Remember all those things we’re taught to watch for: “If it’s too good to be true…” “What’s the catch” and “Don’t take candy from strangers.” If someone was to offer you $500 per year for nothing, shouldn’t you be wary?

Is this a new friendly corporate vision or an old-fashioned strategy to buy votes? Buffalo and Trempealeau county landowners, watch out and be sure to read the fine print.

Dave Vind
Arcadia, Wis.


16 May 2007

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