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Thankful for anti-wind support

September 27, 2013

To the editor: The citizens group concerned about the industrial wind farm outside of Winthrop thanks the Sibley GOP Leadership for joining us in opposing the Cornish township wind farm near the gol......

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EaglesFan

Sep-27-13 7:16 AM

Since when do people affiliated with the GOP use facts in their arguments?

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TURBO75

Sep-27-13 2:40 PM

Why was there no concern by the Sibley county GOP leaders over the CAPX2020 powerline that is being built and goes straight across Sibley county. Tons and tons of heavy eguipment using the rural roads, 100ft. towers, six per mile going up, 50ft. piling holes being drilled and filled with concrete. Were is the concern about gas lines and stray voltage and rural roads when it comes to this project? There is no concern because it would not fit into their anti-green, anti-Obama agenda.

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middleclassworker

Sep-27-13 7:01 PM

TURBO75 raises some very good questions. I would like to see a formal response by this committee on their perceived agreement with the CAPX2020 project and why this project is okay when wind towers are not.

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Avoice

Sep-27-13 11:00 PM

Turbo and MCW - how many windfarms would be needed to equal the amount of power the CAPX2020 project will be bringing to the various states covered by the project? It would seem to me the CAPX2020 would be bringing a more reliable source of power to the region than depending on windfarms which are only warranteed to operate at 95%. I think just recently Willmare MUC just issued a report on the three wind generators - one was operating at, I believe, 89% while the other was only operating at 68.7% due to equipment failure, maintenance problems, and, I am sure, sometimes lack of wind. By the way, this is the first large expansion of transmission lines in 40 years in this state. Just wondering.

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middleclassworker

Sep-28-13 9:16 AM

Avoice, for the record I am not against the CAPX2020 project, but there are environmental issues relating to that project, yet these people are silent when it comes to that. Were they vocal when the natural gas pipeline came through their area? I heard that plenty of farmers weren't happy with it.

Considering a few of the names on the original letter, this strikes me more as political posturing than actual concern for the environment.

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TURBO75

Sep-28-13 10:55 AM

I have no problem with either one of these projects, if we want electricity, we all need to be cooperate and be part of the solution. That includes a mix of different energys. Many of the same construction techniques are used for both of these projects, why is the GOP so concerned with just the wind project? Please give us an answer, [a rational one would be nice] not some fear-mongering, conspriracy laden manifesto.

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takeabreath

Oct-02-13 12:20 AM

I was okay with the letter until the last paragraph...the reference to the "liberals" and being at the "confessional" often....well that would be judgemental and then you lost me. So referencing yourself as all types lost it's "factual" basis

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