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LETTER

Some people just don't recognize good deal

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Calvin Lacy

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

People are hard to understand at times. I once gave a great running late model car to someone and he insisted on test driving it before he'd accept it. So I asked him, what's the problem? You came here on a Grey Hound bus and you'll be leaving in your own car that didn't cost you a dime, but he insisted on test driving the car anyways. True story.

Shows how some people will look a gift horse in the mouth, particularly when it's a freebie that'll generate some much needed revenue. But fortunately, we have astute representatives such as Steinburg and Smith-Ingram to steer tax generating enterprises like the wind farm to completion in our area.

So what we have here is an electric generating station that runs on wind power which is free. Did you get that, dear hearts? The fuel is free and the added bonus is it's ecologically pristine. No unsightly piles of coal or bunker C pipelines for an equally ugly conventional power plant which requires a large investment in constant maintenance with piles of dust and slag contaminants to be dispose of. From an economic standpoint the wind farm is a win-win situation.

There was only token resistance while building the Amazon Wind Farm, but the real battle heated up when the project was completed and about to go on line. Not only did some people oppose it, but some opposed progress in general including the future interstate highway as well. And just when I thought I'd heard it all, someone said that studies had shown the weight of the wind turbines would press all the water out of the ground thereby lowering the area's water table, wells would run dry and farmers wouldn't have enough water for irrigation. Another true story.

Calvin Lacy

Hertford

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