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Realism, not arrogance, needed in matter of US Wind Force

Once again, you have made a farce out of the democratic process by remaining silent and secretive over the past seven years while avoiding a reasonable moratorium or making any comment on this matter until the last several weeks. Some serious realism and a sense of public purpose is needed, and not the arrogant and incompetent actions that seem to permeate this administration.

Commissioners Stakem, Lewis, and Hutcheson:

This is to advise you that I will not participate in your “theater of the absurd hearing” today, wherein you again move the goal posts and give special consideration to US Wind Force while virtually ignoring the people you represent.

After many opportunities in which US Wind Force either sat silent or refused to testify on pending modifications and new provisions to the zoning ordinance that provided basis health, safety, and environmental protections, including one in which people of Allegany County were required to swear under oath that their testimony was indeed true, you once again insult the intelligence of your constituents by giving the wind developer an hour to make again another self-serving and preposterous presentation, while giving individual citizens your usual 3-minute impudent, slap in the face.

There have been numerous public opportunities by the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss this proposal, but US Wind Force has not stepped forward in either an open meeting or a community setting to make their case and have their claims questioned through rebuttal.

Since wind developers in Maryland no longer have to give sworn testimony... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Commissioners Stakem, Lewis, and Hutcheson:

This is to advise you that I will not participate in your “theater of the absurd hearing” today, wherein you again move the goal posts and give special consideration to US Wind Force while virtually ignoring the people you represent.

After many opportunities in which US Wind Force either sat silent or refused to testify on pending modifications and new provisions to the zoning ordinance that provided basis health, safety, and environmental protections, including one in which people of Allegany County were required to swear under oath that their testimony was indeed true, you once again insult the intelligence of your constituents by giving the wind developer an hour to make again another self-serving and preposterous presentation, while giving individual citizens your usual 3-minute impudent, slap in the face.

There have been numerous public opportunities by the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss this proposal, but US Wind Force has not stepped forward in either an open meeting or a community setting to make their case and have their claims questioned through rebuttal.

Since wind developers in Maryland no longer have to give sworn testimony and answer questions from informed intervenors before the Public Service Commission, there is no penalty for lying or perjury.

On many occasions, your constituents have submitted hundreds of pages of testimony and information so that each of you could render a decision based on a sense of fairness and intelligent and rational decision making.

Once again, you have made a farce out of the democratic process by remaining silent and secretive over the past seven years while avoiding a reasonable moratorium or making any comment on this matter until the last several weeks.

Some serious realism and a sense of public purpose is needed, and not the arrogant and incompetent actions that seem to permeate this administration.


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MAY 5 2009
http://www.windaction.org/posts/20142-realism-not-arrogance-needed-in-matter-of-us-wind-force
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