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REALITIES & LEGALITIES – Other Perspectives on Industrial Wind Energy

From Whitley County Concerned Citizens:

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 21st @ 6pm.

WCCC will be presenting REALITIES & LEGALITIES – Other Perspectives on Industrial Wind Energy, at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on State Road 9.   

“REALITIES” will be addressed by Dave & Stephanie Hulthen from rural Dekalb, IL.   Their dream farmhouse is now surrounded by 146 industrial turbines –  the same size as those proposed for Whitley County.  They have thirteen 40-story turbines within a mile of their home.    Join us and hear firsthand how they cope with the REALITIES of living in an industrial wind installation.

“LEGALITIES”  – economic ramifications, subsidies, taxing issues and landowner agreements will be tackled by Professor Roger McEowen, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University.  Professor McEowen conducts an educational program in Agricultural Law & Policy at Iowa State, and regularly conducts national conferences for accountants, lawyers and agribusiness professionals to update their knowledge of tax, business and legal matters related to agriculture and farm business activities.  One of the current ‘hot topics’ arising at his conferences is ‘wind energy’.   Many attorneys are dealing with client issues arising from wind turbines.

Attached a flyer giving the specifics of the meeting as well as a little about our speakers.

Please help us out with advertising.    Email this message to anyone you know in Whitley County or surrounding counties with the link below the article.  Wind installations are cropping up all around us.

Click here to download the REALITIES & LEGALITIES flyer.

The flyer is perfectly sized for 8 1/2 by 11 paper.     Print out extra copies for your friends and neighbors; share them with co-workers; give to customers if you have your own business.

The flyer prints beautifully on photo paper.  Put it on your bulletin board at work,  and any community bulletin boards you are aware of.

And of course, any amount you could contribute toward speakers honorariums, their travel expenses, facility rental, and advertising would be most greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made by PayPal through our website, or checks can be made out to Whitley County Concerned Citizens and mailed to Post Office Box 235, South Whitley, IN  46787.

Thank you for your help ~~~ now take a good look at the picture above.   The distances marked are from the foundation of Dave & Stephanie Hulthen’s home.   The last draft of the ordinance that nearly came to a vote before the Plan Commission last fall called for a 1500′ setback, but there was a recommendation to reduce it to 1200′.


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