Sandhills boy wrote:I will make no bones about it I don't like the dam things. I could somewhat get around it if they were a benefit. They are not and serve no purpose, but for a few people at the top to take tax dollars from the rest of us. It is one big pyramid scheme made up by the government with tax dollars. If it was also use for my local needs would make a difference. It is not it will all go out of state to people who don't have to look at them or deal with the infrastructure needs. ( Well It is fly over country we will fill it full of windmills not enough people there to stop us), that is how I think most of those so call experts think about it. We were to have the major power line come across us, we went to the meeting to find out the facts. NPPD was asked then if it was for wind chargers and they said no. So we were lied to then about 3-4 years ago. So how many lies are being told now.
I live not far west from those in Ainsworth,( my son plays baseball that way a lot) and you can drive by them about any day you want and half will not be turning, just wonder how that pays, guess they are not wearing out! Ainsworth is totally different soil, they grow crops there not soap weeds. End of my rant. I do feel better you all have good day
Sandhills boy wrote:Speaking on the R project if they shut down all the coal, what good does the R project do, there is no excess. Just confusing for this dumb country boy. They were to cut them back by 30% when they were having the meeting about the project something is not adding up. Can't build any new power plants because of the EPA, but that does not seam to stop any wind projects.
littlejoe wrote:And a nother thang: if them lakes are draining into the Ogallala---shouldn't they be getting shallower?
Amo wrote:Guess here is my 2 cents on some of this. OK, so the main family in this area fighting the R project is claiming erosion that will never heal will happen with construction. I can kinda see that, even though they are putting poles in with helacoptors, some truck traffic will do a little damage. I don't think as much as the opposition is leading on, but its possible. Another thing they complain about is going through a shelter belt. That sucks loosing a shelter belt. At the meeting NPPD gave numbers of corners, poles, miles of line, & total cost of production to the 3 prefered routes. The chosen route of the 3 was the most expensive & had the most corners. Weather that was to try and avoid the most opposition or the route to cause the least amount of problems to land owners is open to inturpertation. They had meeting with each land owner in the coreadoor. Then they wanted to go on the land and survey. Well these people Im sure lawyered up early. Won't let them on their land. Guess Im of the impression that if you would work with NPPD, they would work with you. Maybe they could of worked together. With google earth and everything they shouldn't of needed access to the land, but bull headedness hinders progress. Just my opinion. Of course the power line is ugly. It ruins the natural beauty of the sandhills. It was never here, it shouldn't be hear. That shelterbelt wasn't there in 1876 either. Now yes it provides protection etc, but my point is its not a natural part of the sandhills. Then the good one is their family is married into the plant that manufactures Rowse Rakes. NPPD built a power line 40 some miles to provide enough power to supply their plant....in the middle of said precious sandhills. Now this power line isn't as big as the towers on the R project, but its still a power line through the sandhills, that ruins the "natural beauty" if we are going to be picky. Of course they said well its in the highway right of way, which most of it is...some isn't. Cattle can rub and destroy sod around the poles just like the things they are using to argue against the R project. Just whinning stuff like this is kinda annoying.
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