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I recently read a Letter-to-the Editor written by a retired Air Force Colonel that discussed the supported legislation by James Frank in the recent legislative session. He supported a restriction to wind turbines being no closer than 25 miles to a military installation. The letter attached outlines, far better than I, how the entire piece of legislation was complete waste of time and energy in the Legislature. That is, unless, Rep. Frank had another motive to hurting one of the latest growing industries in this state and hurting local business here that are involved in wind energy.
In a representative democracy such as ours, the number one job of an elected official is to serve the people they represent. I am of the vested opinion that was not done in this case and it actually could hurt the people he represents. I ask Rep. Frank, and I ask you to ask him as well, who are you serving in Austin, the people or financial benefactors or your own business?
John Richie, Chairman
Wichita County Democratic Party
Times Record News: Letter to the Editor – June 26, 2017
The wind industry agrees that national security is paramount.
Despite the impression given in John Ingle’s June 19 article, the Department of Defense (DoD) already has a robust review process to ensure wind farms don’t harm military operations.
The Navy study Ingle cites doesn’t say anything new. Yes, in some instances wind farms can cause clutter on radars. However, this can be mitigated, something the Navy study didn’t analyze. In South Texas, wind project developers have committed millions of dollars toward mitigation.
Both DoD and local base commanders review any wind farm proposed near military facilities. If concerns exist, private developers and DoD discuss whether they can be addressed. If not, developers move on to other projects, even before DoD needs to formally object through the federal review process.
No project opposed by DoD has ever been built. And no missions at bases have moved because of the tens of thousands of turbines deployed
– Dave Belote, Col (ret), USAF, managing partner and CEO, DARE Strategies, LLC
Kim Olson is running for Commissioner of Agriculture
Join her at Johnny Carino’s
Tuesday, June 27
Let’s give her a warm welcome to Wichita Falls and give her our support.
Wichita County Democratic Party purchased a piece of texting software from TextMark. It allows us to send text messages to everyone who joins the list.
- Use your cell phone to send a text to 41411,
- Text DEMOPARTY.
- That is it!
- This will put you on the list to receive messages, such as, write to your state representative concerning a specific issue, notices of bills that are ready for vote, etc.
- Pass the word.
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