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LETTER: We need unbiased info on wind projects

To the Editor: When it comes to the industrial wind industry many of us taxpayers are asking to have a fair conversation on a level playing field ... something that is not happening in most places across the state or Country. This past legislativ...

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To the Editor:

When it comes to the industrial wind industry many of us taxpayers are asking to have a fair conversation on a level playing field ... something that is not happening in most places across the state or Country.

This past legislative session in Pierre had eight bills specific to industrial wind and all but one of them had the interest of the industrial wind industry ahead of the interest of those local communities who will have to deal with these massive industrial electric generators for generations. You may not realize this but industrial wind has dozens of lobbyists in Pierre that are directly or indirectly working for them.

There is an increasing amount of quality information and studies being provided by professionals and experts in their fields that is showing the negative impacts on people, wildlife, and communities that industrial wind brings. It's time to start looking at all of the unbiased information and not just the one-sided propaganda that has been promoted by industrial wind proponents for decades.

There are three large industrial wind projects attempting to be permitted in the eastern third of the state just in the last six months while developers continue to work on many more. Don't put your head in the sand or think that it can't happen here. It can and it will if we don't remain vigilant and protect our rights and quality of life.

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David Brouwer

Beresford

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