April 4, 2017
Letters, South Dakota

Beware of turbines

Letter - Beware of turbines | Watertown Public Opinion | April 3, 2017 | www.thepublicopinion.com

“Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it.”

This George Santayana quote appears on the frieze at the entrance of the main library at the University of Colorado. It has been widely used in variation by presidents, economists, generals, etc., who want to point out past mistakes so we don’t repeat them.

Wind companies do not want us to check out their history. They do not want us to find out how they come into communities with smooth talkers and slick lawyers. We are only to believe what they tell us. Only their lawyers and paid experts have the right answers. No need to ask questions. For billions of dollars in production tax credits, they’ll give the only answers we need.

There is a 25-plus year history of how they operate. They’ve left a trail. They divide, devastate and wreak havoc on families, communities and wildlife. People from all across the US, Canada and Europe are speaking out about the negative, life-changing impacts.

Wind companies’ “experts” and lawyers bribe, belittle, bully and call persons who have suffered because of misplaced turbines liars. At one meeting a lawyer said Wind Turbine Syndrome is all in their head. His statement was truer than he realized. A Colorado psychiatrist has said WTS can be compared to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not all persons suffer the effects, but if you do it is very real.

Do the research. Everyday there are new articles warning us not to be duped like others were. We have a history to check out. They did not.

When the governor and our representatives build a home and live among the turbines I will put more credence in their words.

Say green energy and money,and people go gaga. Turbines are neither green or harmless. Do the research.

Will Stone

Gary, S.D.

URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/04/04/beware-of-turbines/