To the Editor:

I commend our County Supervisors for the actions they’ve taken during COVID-19 and recognize that the role of supervisor is not a “walk in the park” by any means.

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CFGroen

So showing concerns for the future health of one's friends and neighbors are "radical theories"?

Showing concern for the possible loss of wildlife habitat is "radical theories"?

Having a consideration for the rights of those that will have to live in the shadows of these things is "radical theories"?

Having concerns about what the installation of this project upon the infrastructure within the county is having "radical theories"?

What ARE radical theories is anyone that after reviewing the multitudes of information available online, discounts the hundreds of reports of the problems caused by IWT's.

What ARE radical theories are attempting to discount the fact that even Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway says that the ONLY reason to construct IWT projects is to reap the benefits of the government subsidies, which will sunset by 2025. There is NO financial viability, no ROI on IWT's without these subsidies!

I would venture to ask Chris Weaver if he would, with his bank's funds, finance such a project sans federal subsidies

CFGroen

First of all, it is common practice for County Supervisors to rely upon the Zoning board ordinance recommendations. https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/06/20/better-wind-rules-still-needed/

So showing concerns for the future health of one's friends and neighbors are "radical theories"?

Showing concern for the possible loss of CRP acres that is wildlife habitat is "radical theories"?

Having a consideration for the rights of those that will have to live in the shadows of these things is "radical theories"?

Having concerns about what the installation of this project upon the infrastructure within the county is having "radical theories"?

What ARE radical theories is anyone that after reviewing the multitudes of information available online, discounts the hundreds of reports of the problems caused by IWT's.

What ARE radical theories are attempting to discount the fact that even Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway says that the ONLY reason to construct IWT projects is to reap the benefits of the government subsidies (which will sunset by 2025). There is NO financial viability, no ROI on IWT's without these subsidies. I would venture to ask Chris Weaver if he would, with his banks funds, finance such a project sans government subsidies. I seriously doubt it because there is no ROI upon IWT's without the subsidies.

These things are so bad for the environment of the planet when one looks at the process from beginning to end it isn't funny.

CFGroen

Boards of Supervisors normally adopt ordinance recommendations from Zoning Boards. It is the reason it is set up that way, as far as "regarding the manner and approach taken by our Board of Supervisors in drafting wind ordinances." It is the normal accepted way of doing it. I am both disappointed and concerned that Chris Weaver appears to he unaware of this process. It is anything but "a decision to outsource their responsibility".

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