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Open letter to Lincoln County residents  

Credit:  Letter: Open letter to Lincoln County residents | Argus Leader | July 5, 2017 | www.argusleader.com ~~

Despite the name, “wind farms” are not farms. They are industrial electricity-generating factories. The wind turbines are also not “windmills.” At an incredible 400 to 550 feet tall, they are more like rotating skyscrapers. The blades can be up to 200 ft. long and the blade assembly can weigh 36 tons. The nacelle alone (the generator) can weigh around 56 tons. The speed at the blade tip can reach 190 mph. Every tower has a flashing red light at the top. In the last few weeks, one in Iowa caught on fire and one in Nebraska, just decided to collapse.

Despite the reason for building them (green energy, economic development, money to the school, county and landowner) that’s not the real reason. The real reason is, as Warren Buffet told us “for the production tax credit.” One of the world’s biggest owners of wind farms is Next Era Energy, who made $21.5 billion in corporate profits from 2008 to 2015, but hasn’t paid federal income taxes in the last seven years because of the PTC.

“Big wind is forcing residents and landowners to give up their property rights and quality of life by living under this giant industrial factory, so that they can make huge profits building these projects and then selling them to Next Era or some other multinational or foreign company. Save your community. Vote “yes” on July 18.

Gregg Hubner, Avon

Source:  Letter: Open letter to Lincoln County residents | Argus Leader | July 5, 2017 | www.argusleader.com

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