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Allowing eminent domain is an unjust law  

Credit:  St. Joseph News-Press | Dec. 20, 2019 | www.newspressnow.com ~~

How you feel about wind energy isn’t as important as the issue of eminent domain.

The argument of increased tax base is false. Since the company is a for-profit company, the tax burden will be passed on to consumers and the profits will follow the company. It will probably not be a local contractor to install the line and unlikely have few if any subcontractors.

How does this help the local economy? Higher utility rates due to hidden taxes and lower property values due to restricted areas to develop.

The second issue is that property owners are beng forced to allow entities they don t aprove of on ther property.If drug dealers, child molesters and burglars can allege being for the public good, would we be forced to allow them on our property as well?

The third issue is there is no oversight in the process. A utility company can get its way and few, if any, landowners can compete with the bottomless pockets of a utility and protection of the govenment.

This is an unjust law, it is unfair to the property owner, the consumer and the taxpayer and it needs to be changed.

Richard Lee

Atchison, Kansas

Source:  St. Joseph News-Press | Dec. 20, 2019 | www.newspressnow.com

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