Who controls the land in rural Calumet County
After looking at the magnitude of the project I realized that my farm is on "their farm" and wanted to know what that might mean to my family and me? We're talking about 66 roads being cut into 66 graveled sites, where 66 huge electrical generators will be built and operated. These electrical generators are 40 stories tall (400 feet) and will be equipped with lights and moving parts. Also, these 66 electrical generators will be connected by miles of underground cable and feed into a large electric power sub-station. And remember, there are more coming! Wow, is this really a "farm" or an "industrial wind energy complex"?
February 25, 2008
by Ric Van Sistine
in submitted to windaction.org
Who's going to control the land in rural Calumet County in the future? That's one of the biggest questions on my mind concerning the potential development of industrial sized wind turbine complexes.
Recently I spent a few hours talking with various representatives from one of the wind energy corporations seeking to develop what they fondly referred to as their "wind farm". Early on in the conversation I was directed to a large map that outlined their "wind farm". Clearly color coded on the map was their "wind farm" that encompassed 7000 acres of prime agricultural land. I was told there would... [continue via Web link]