To the Editor: On July 12, the Public Utilities Commission will hold their second public input hearing for the Prevailing Winds project north of Avon.
To the Editor: In response to Carol Guthmiller's extremely exaggerated letter on the pros of wind energy, I would just say: Is $600/month worth ruining your own or your neighbor's peaceful enjoyment to his home or his quality of life? She states, "if wind towers are detrimental to our health then half of California should be dead." California has a population of about 40 million. Nobody said the health effects of wind turbines caused any deaths let alone 50 percent. Ridiculous.
To the editor: Recently, I learned that Infinity Renewables was purchased by Engie North America, a division of Engie, a large multinational corporation (70 countries) based in France. Infinity is the company proposing a 300-plus wind turbine project east of Pierre.
To the Editor: The AP reported in The Daily Republic in April of 2015 that there are up to 30,000 additional wind turbines being planned for Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota. As of that time, there were about 8,600 wind turbines in these states. As of this writing, there are 35 proposed industrial wind projects in South Dakota, in addition to the 13 that are already here. In one of Prevailing Winds brochures they talked about 100 towers on approximately 36,000 acres of land.
To the Editor: The Federal Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the total cost of the wind production tax credit in the years 2016-2020 will be $23.7 billion. And who gets this money? Developers/owners (including Warren Buffet and foreign corporations) of wind farms.
To the Editor: A couple days ago I was on line tuning into KELO 1320 radio to listen to some talk shows. Before I could get what I wanted, I had to listen to a pro-wind energy commercial with our own Sen. Mike Rounds doing the talking. Apparently he hasn't paid any attention to the backlash from his constituents in Lincoln, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Davison, Sanborn and other counties against this taxpayer scam called wind energy.
To the Editor: As one of the opponents of the Prevailing Winds project, this is what I see happening with recent wind projects. In a nutshell, people are becoming informed. The Trojan horse has been exposed. All you need to know about why they build wind projects is what Warren Buffet said: "The production tax credit is the only reason to build them."