Wind Farm Regret: “What Have I Done”
“By signing that contract, I signed away the control of the family farm, and it’s the biggest regret I have ever experienced and will ever experience.”Gary Steinich, Cambria, Wisconsin. June 2011
Wind Farm Regret
A sad and disheartening story of wind farm regret of three Wisconsin farmer’s experiences with wind developers. The first is a personal narrative of Gary Steinich’s dealing with Florida Power and Light near the Wisconsin Town of Cambria. He outlines how he has lied too, sees huge portions of his land taken out of production, fields sub-divided by access roads and cable rights of way, removal of 1000’s tons of topsoil and how he has to ask permission to walk on his own property.
An Open Letter to Other Farmers
This is an open letter first posted in 2011. It includes pictures of development taking place and an actual copy of the lease that Gary and his father signed. Truly recommended reading if you’re considering signing a wind farm lease.
The important message here is to hire an attorney experienced with wind lease agreements and land zoning and mineral rights. The link below contains the full story of one families experience with wind farm developers. It’s an insightful story.
- Better Plan, Wisconsin – BADGERS FOR A BETTER RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN
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