ELLIS COUNTY RESIDENTS UP IN ARMS OVER WIND FARM….OVER 600 ATTENDED WIND MEETING, MOST OBJECT TO 11,000 ACRES BLIGHTED BY PROPOSED WIND FARM…
March 28, 2007
…If the removal of a single tower can cost more than $1,000,000, lets do the math. Count those towers (there seem to be more every day) - it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to go backwards on this deal once it goes in and eleven thousand acres of our prairie - ELEVEN THOUSAND ACRES ! - will be blighted by this obscene project for eternity.
And if it ever becomes unprofitable for *any reason*, these same landowners can hold the county liable for their removal!
We the citizens of Ellis County! Because we let them do it.
Abandoned towers are full of toxic waste, leaking hydraulic fluids from gearboxes and God knows what else. No one wants to touch these things once they have been decommissioned…
…It will be a monumental failure of local government if this project is ever approved.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, VIEW THE PICTURES and sign the petition to keep the wind farm from being built in Ellis County.
“To those who would sell out for this project, we have only one question. What kind of citizen puts their own personal greed ahead of the environmental health and safety of their neighbors and their community? We strongly urge every citizen of Hays with a concern for their environment and quality of living to stand up against this proposed environmental atrocity — otherwise we will be saddled with an ecological nightmare for eternity. ”
Keep in mind that some Ellsworth County residents brought up these same issues and questions, but we were never provided with any answers. There will be a day of reckoning.
And here’s another good article that everyone interested in water should read:
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