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Professor, Illinois couple discuss wind energy pitfalls

June 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s auditorium clamored with government officials and Whitley County citizens Tuesday night as a presentation, organized by the Whitley County Concerned Citizens, shed light on the issue of bringing mass-produced wind power to the area.
“We want to listen to both sides of the issue,” said Nick Stanger from the podium as he introduced the evening’s first speaker, Professor Roger McEowen from Iowa State University.
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Wind Energy Pit Falls

June 25, 2011 by David E. Cooper (not verified), 4 years 5 weeks ago
Comment: 3216

Industrial wind energy in the form proposed for Whitley County should not be allowed to go forward by the Commissioners. It would be one thing if there would be substantial evidence that Whitley County residents would receive reduced energy bills. That simply is not the case. Any energy generated by this proposed installation will be sent into the grid, and most likely benefit those in New York State. The destruction to our land, roads, and bridges will be substantial. The massive amounts of concrete required to hold these things in place will nueter the land the footers are under, in addition to altering, or stopping ground water flow. If you were an earth worm, bye bye. This is a bad idea. And the worst part? We the tax payers will be billed. Wind energy in Whitley County? Absolutely not!


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