On May 24th, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors had a public hearing for the wind farms. I did not attend but have read several articles on it. It is just my opinion but I think everyone has missed the most important rule. The Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
I found Jim Koenig’s words in favor of the wind farm interesting. According to what I read, he is to have six turbines on his property, if the project is approved. Am I right in thinking that three of the turbines will be around Jim’s home and three will be around his daughter’s home?
I have nothing against those people who signed a contract and will get a check if this wind farm project goes through. My family had the opportunity to do the same and for our own reasons, chose not to. What I am against is if you said to that man who brought your contract, “I don’t want one next to my house, but it’s okay to put one near my neighbor’s home.”
“Is it greed or is it progressive thinking?” said Koenig. He cited Henry Ford. Question- Did Ford build his car and go to the government and demand that they force his neighbors to drive one; then if the cars were found to be safe decide to drive one himself, or did he drive it himself to find it was safe and after finding it was, sell it to his neighbors?
Antelope County Board of Supervisors, why don’t you have the county attorney write up a contract for all who are willing to take a check and make them also agree to share the side effects and have one or two turbines 2,000 feet from their homes, since they are willing to put them 2,000 feet from their neighbor’s home? Also have the county attorney make out a contract for Invenergy LLC to carry out the agreement with no exceptions.
Lois Mosel, Clearwater
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