You know, the farmers who started the turbine talk and "invited" the turbines into the community.
To start with, I know most of these people and I honestly think they thought they were doing the right thing.
AND do not forget, our elected government was making a very attractive package with OUR own tax dollars.
AND to top it off, wind turbine proponents hire very skilled
I feel the ONLY thing the farmers who opened the door are guilty of one thing-naivety to think they would have the resources to finance the entire project.
I think we all learned something from the quarry battle-stand together as a community-or fall.
And if you don't think the farmers were tricked by a skilled snake oil salesman..think about this.
Seth Klarman, the founder of the billion dollar hedgefund Baupost, one time owner of thousands of prime farmland in Dufferin, someone who is touted throughout the world as a financial genius, was sold a worthless idea (remember that 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine) by John Lowndes.
John Lowndes for pete's sake.
A Ron Jeremy doppleganger!! (And if you don't know who Ron Jeremy is, don't google his name at work.....just saying.)
PS: psychology studies show that one of the hardest things for the human species to do, is change their opinion once they have made a public declaration in support of something.
So for those farmers (and individuals) who were championing farm owned power, perhaps you are morally or contractually obligated not to make a public statement against the proposal now, but something you could do, very quietly, is throw some money to Dennis Sanford, who is making great strides at mostly his and his families own personal expense in bringing this proposal to its knees.
Just a suggestion........
Tommorrow-why Food and Water First should be opposing turbines.