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Greed energy 1, Kossuth County 0  

Credit:  Algona Upper Des Moines | September 22, 2016 | algona.com ~~

At the wind meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, I heard a compelling message from an acreage owner that loves her residence. She is concerned of the perpetual noise and visual abuse she is about to endure. This resonated a heartfelt message with no response from company representatives.

I talk to an elderly lady landowner who is harassed on a regular basis to sign a contract that she repeatedly has said “No.”

Bully: Using superior strength to influence or intimidate to force someone to do what they don’t want.

Kossuth motto: We cater to big companies that bully and abuse.

What Kossuth County has to gain: Lower property values for residents in and around the wind farms including communities. Lost revenue as the area affected by wind farms will eventually become a barren area void of people. Higher taxes because utility companies pay little property tax. Ruined bridges, roads and drainage will happen from the 313,000-pound turbines and other heavy equipment.

Will fire departments have adequate resources to fight fireballs from a turbine or rescue tower victims? High paying jobs will not come. MidAmerican president and CEO William Fehrman won’t be living under the turbines. We will inherit obsolete monuments, a tribute to our gullibility in 20 years.

Land owners remorse: There is a reason people that sign up for a windmill sign a gag order. They are signing for peanuts. As windmills age land value will continually decrease more than any compensation received.

Each $3.6 million windmill is free, thanks to a government subsidy if started in 2016.

Is this green energy or greed energy?

Please tell your supervisor there is only one winner and it is not Kossuth County.

Steve Schultz


Source:  Algona Upper Des Moines | September 22, 2016 | algona.com

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