Ignoramus of the week

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Just happen to come across this story today on KDLT. A group of, I am assuming, FOX News watching, tea-bagging, KOCH Brother loving wanna stop the wind farms by Canton;

“We would like to preserve this for our kids and our grandkids so they can come out and not look at wind mills, and so we can still farm this land,” Dean James, a board member of WE-CARE said.

For 25 years James and his wife Becky have enjoyed their peaceful, scenic, 12 acres of land just south of Canton. And he wants to save it.

“The noise levels, the effect it could have on people’s health, the shadow flicker from the blades, the stray voltage effect it has on animals and people,” James said.

James’s biggest concern is how loud the some 500 turbines will be.

“The sound level out here, we’ve done our own study, and it’s about 25 to 30 decibels,” James said.

But according to Lincoln County Ordinance, the turbines can be twice as loud.

President of Dakota Plains Energy Rob Johnson said, “The zoning law in Lincoln County says that we cannot be any louder than 60 decibels at the property line away from the turbines, and that’s probably what you and I are talking at right now.”

Oh, the tired old arguments. The ‘Save the grandchildren mantra’ is ironic, because wind energy is renewable and puts off no carbon emissions, so I guess if you are concerned about your grandchildren’s health and future, you would be supporting this project. As for hurting animals and farming the land. You can still farm around the towers and talking to someone who has worked on over 500 turbines all over the continent, he said he has yet to find any dead birds by the turbines. The only reason these people oppose the turbines is because they didn’t sell their land to the cooperative, because then they could be cashing in. Call a Whammbulance. It’s called progress, and it is progress that is better for our environment. I wish I could put a personal one in my backyard, but our ordinance happy city would never allow it.


#1 rufusx on 06.13.14 at 7:56 pm

The city ordinances dealing with wind generators have to do primarily with assuring that if one falls down – it won’t hit ANYTHING – like a building – especially a neighbor’s building – or into TRAFFIC. In your mind of course – this is all entirely unreasonable – those things would NEVER fall down. Right?

#2 rufusx on 06.13.14 at 7:58 pm

They do say they have to be at least 1000 feet from any residential use.

#3 Dan Daily on 06.14.14 at 11:32 am

Soon there will be enough windmills to take us out of orbit when a planet sized meteor is on an impact trajectory. There’s no more space shuttle cause we’ll be using the entire planet for space travel. Maybe not but a good subject for a Sci Fi movie or a L3wis cartoon.

#4 Mark Peterson on 06.15.14 at 8:53 am

Gee, wonder that is like the Kennedys and their like that have worked for years to stop wind farms miles out in the Alantic Ocean that kind be barely seen from their vacations homes on the Cape.