As an employee of Trinity Structural Towers, I am deeply disturbed by the group DeWitt County Residents Against Wind Turbines. I’ve seen their billboard on Route 51 that reads, “No Wind Turbines in DeWItt County.”
But, upon visiting their Facebook page, I learned they are now advocating the elimination of the wind turbine subsidy, or Production Tax Credit, through mass postcard mailings to the White House.
Trinity is the leading manufacturer of wind towers in North America. By stopping this subsidy, employees like me will lose their jobs. Have these people even thought about what would happen to the employees and their families? Who will buy our groceries, pay our utilities and ensure we have roofs over our heads?
Am I to assume if jobs are lost at Trinity, the DeWitt County Residents Against Wind Turbines will foot our bills, and feed and clothe our children? Have they thought about how the loss of Trinity will negatively affect DeWitt County?
This November, I’ll be voting for the county board candidates who are for jobs, economic stability and who will do what is best for EVERY citizen in DeWitt County.
Vote for Cris Rogers, Sue Whitted and Randy Perring.