LETTER: Wind farm would help townshipI am a resident who lives just outside of the proposed wind farm foot print. I and dozens of other supporters of the project are continually amazed at the level of misinformation opponents distribute across our community.
To the Editor:
I am a resident who lives just outside of the proposed wind farm foot print. I and dozens of other supporters of the project are continually amazed at the level of misinformation opponents distribute across our community.
While I live in the Town of Forest I personally expect no financial gain from the project, while knowing it will bring jobs and investment income to my community, which is badly needed. I totally support the PSC’s decision to not pursue a full Environmental Impact Study. I believe this project should be fast-tracked, not delayed by further study.
I have submitted a similar letter to the Public Service Commission and explained that we have a small anti-wind group in the community — Forest Voice — that uses misinformation to get people upset about any progress on this project. Given the opposition’s sometimes outrageous claims, I can understand why some people get concerned about wind power.
Recently, I was sent a copy of a letter to the editor published in the a local newspaper from Brenda Salseg, the leader of the Forest Voice anti-wind group. She actually states in her letter that the PSC denied the Forest Voice any funding to fight this project – known as intervener money. This claim runs contrary to what I learned from the PSC website that the group is in fact receiving $20,000 from the state to fight this project. It is troubling to me that they are granted any funds but I understand the premise behind it. It is more troubling that Ms. Salseg goes unchallenged with her false claims.
I look forward to the PSC approving the Highland Wind Farm so this community can move forward and begin to reap the financial, environmental and economic benefits this project will bring.
Town of Forest