To the Editor: Warren Buffett, third richest man in the world, builds wind farms. He said publicly the only reason to build wind farms is to get the federal tax credit which gives a legal loophole to not pay federal income tax so you and I can pay more. SPower, a corporation we know very little about, is buying Prevailing Winds for the same reason ... to get federal tax credits. Now the governor is giving sPower $4.3 million of our money.
To the Editor: When it became public Prevailing Winds wind farm made a major change to go from one large wind farm to 13, it was very clear they wanted to eliminate three major steps. No. 1: Prairie Winds is not forced to have a public meeting in Avon. They are taking away the opportunity for the public to have a voice. The public seal of South Dakota reads “Under God the People Rule.” Shame on them.