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  1. Russell Turk on February 12, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Letter to editor Tipton Tribune voicing my opinion on State HB 1381 and submitted to 150 state legislators.
    February 11 2021

    Greetings Elected Legislators

    RE: HB 1381

    HB 1381 is being presented as the alternative energy requirement for Indiana. But more importantly this is about the Indiana citizens’ ability to self-govern. Basically, it is about the continued eroding of the representative form of government, and delegating power to a centralized elite group, no longer controlled by the electorate.

    This bill was not written by Indiana’s representatives. And did any legislator read the entire bill before casting a vote? Just pass it and we will look at it later? Did any legislator visit a property owner, within an industrial, alternative energy site? Did any legislator consider input from citizens not in their inner circle? The abuse caused by alternative energy is reported time and time again. These reports are brushed aside by those chasing money in lieu of good government.

    Corporate energy companies receive their power and money from appointed Czars at the Federal government level. These officials do not represent the citizens of Indiana. Therefore, the State legislators are subservient to the Federal government delivering laws via energy companies.

    Energy companies’ goals often require the taking of property by eminent domain. Is the taking of Indiana farm land to produce energy for other States in the best interest of Indiana landowners? You can say the owners have the right to contest the eminent domain in court. Are these courts and Judges appointed by the same state legislators who pass HB 1381? Do you really believe the landowner is represented with any chance of standing against the energy corporations? This is another example of the erosion of representative government. What was once a public utility is now a partnership between utility companies and government? The public be dammed.

    HB 1381 is not supported by the majority of the voters in Indiana and is not in their best interests. It appears to be similar to many other bills written by commercial energy companies, and presented to Indiana Counties to dictate their wind/solar energy criteria. HB 1381 does not represent the zoning laws that have been approved in 30 Indiana Counties. It is designed to take power from the electorate.

    Perhaps Indiana’s legislature has succumbed to the national TV reports that we will all die in 10 years without alternative green energy. I believe you will be joining a long list of fools at that time, if you don’t reject HB 1381.

    Russell Turk
    Sharpsville Indiana

  2. Russell Turk on February 12, 2021 at 8:37 am


  3. Tinesypt on May 10, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Can you tell me please.

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