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Landowners were cheated  

Credit:  Abilene Reporter-News | October 18, 2012 | www.reporternews.com ~~

Jack Boyd, in his letter of Oct. 11, is on to something about the wind turbines.

I didn’t even read the stories in the paper (Oct. 6) because I knew it was all a pile of manure. It is my understanding that the turbines pay for themselves at a rate of one megawatt a year. After that, the only cost is maintenance.

Most of the landowners were cheated. The wind companies tried to prevent people from talking to anyone else about what they were getting. I hear some landowners are now getting checks for $0.

If there are no more subsidies, will they move the turbines out or shut them down? I doubt it. The investors are happily raking in the dough.

I personally hate the noise and red-light pollution of the huge turbines. The first ones on Trent Mesa were almost silent.

Agriculture will cease in areas covered with turbines. It has already happened in some places.

Beverly Butman, Merkel

Source:  Abilene Reporter-News | October 18, 2012 | www.reporternews.com

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