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Beware the lies from big wind  

Credit:  Sun Journal | www.sunjournal.com 30 July 2012 ~~

The residents of Dixfield, Canton and Carthage should be skeptical when they read the propaganda put forth by the multimillion-dollar corporations of big wind that are ruining Maine’s mountains for subsidies and tax breaks.

They will say that others spout lies about what they are up to when they try to buy the towns’ support with things like gifts to the snowmobile clubs, the school and donations to local businesses.

All they have done is try to buy support with short-term, temporary spending.

What they will do for the towns is destroy our way of life, our economy, our views and our property values, and put our heath at risk – all to get their hands on our hard-earned tax dollars.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Residents should check and see what big wind did for towns such as Freedom and Mars Hill, and remember the propaganda tactics of other large, multimillion-dollar companies that sold the public things such as tobacco, asbestos and lead paint.

They were just like big wind – they minimized the health risks and told people they were safe and there was no proof of risk; just like big wind, they said we were overreacting.

We must not be taken in and make the same mistakes. Do we need to have millions of sick children, high tax burdens and high electric bills (like Europe) before we awaken to the false promises of big wind?

Norman Mitchell, Dixfield

Source:  Sun Journal | www.sunjournal.com 30 July 2012

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