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Wind developers are making the rules  

Credit:  Kokomo Tribune | June 6, 2013 | kokomotribune.com ~~

If I am a renter and I sign a lease with the landowner, I abide by the rules set forth and decided by the landowner. This legal agreement must not be in violation with the laws of the community where the leased property exists.

But wait! When a wind energy company rents land, it tells the landowner the rules on how he will lease his property. And it tells the local government what it expects to be provided. Tipton County has made laws for land use, and the juwi wind energy company has told the Tipton government the laws it has made are not acceptable.

We have heard and read much about “green” wind energy. We have heard there are health problems with wind turbines; there are discrepancies with the benefits of wind energy; there are discrepancies in the money elements related to wind farms. Yet the wind energy companies dictate how they will rule a community, and if there is opposition, there is no basis for it. And if you don’t want to play by their rules, and there are no tax abatements, then they will take their ball and play the game elsewhere.

Why would any wind energy company need a lease clause that states, by signing: “Owner has granted, bargained, sold and conveyed to the tenant (Wind Company) the following easements: (d) an exclusive easement for any audio, visual, view, light, shadow, noise, vibration, air turbulence, wake, electromagnetic or other effect or any kind or nature whatsoever resulting, directly or indirectly, from any Operations conducted or Wind Power Facilities owned, leased, operated or maintained by Tenant on the property and on lands near the property”?

If there are no problems associated with wind turbines, why all the unnecessary wording in a lease? Why not put a turbine within 20 feet of an occupied building? And why do we need laws for something that is problem-free? Perhaps there is a lot more to the green energy story than is being reported by the green wind energy companies. Does the word deception play a part in this story?

Before you know it, the green energy companies will be telling the media what they can and cannot print or say.

Russell Turk


Source:  Kokomo Tribune | June 6, 2013 | kokomotribune.com

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