Beware of Wind Developer Tactics!
Read the play book for wind developers prepared for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration, Department of Administration in July of 2004. The BPRC Research Nerd recommends pages 42-50 (Policy Recommendations) to let you know how specific these instructions are, including what wind developers should wear when they come to speak to rural communities, and how to "cultivate a local champion" or hire someone who is local to help move things along for the developers. This has been done in our community.
See Part 1, Section A, p. 47 for instructions regarding what wind developers should wear when they speak to rural communities. National Wind had their "local champion." (which we know who that is) and he did not show up at houses in a suit. There are also specific sections that stress wind developers should speak quietly with prospective landowners about wind development before announcing it to the public. This has been done in our county, and it's not a fair tactic. The play book also tells about staying ahead of the opposition. Now who are the "good guys"?
How to Fight the Big Wind Onslaught
Calvin Luther Martin, PhD
Associate Professor of History (retired)
Updated April 8, 2009
This contains profanity, vulgarity, and obscenity. None of it gratuitous or slovenly used but, rather, used because the Big Wind Onslaught is so outrageous that precisely this rich imagery is inevitable and, yes, appropriate. When you, too, are forced to abandon your home to turbines, you will see my point. Keep this image abandoned home before you as you read.