Likes solar panels more than hog confinements

To the editor:

The Holliday Creek solar project is a step in the right direction. It helps relieve our dependency on fossil fuels. With record high temperatures, we have to act now to combat climate change. Richard Stark said he was disappointed with the Holliday Creek solar project.

When I went out there and asked them about the heat and dust problem, they looked at me like I was from Mars. They said there might be dust from trucks during construction, but scratched their heads over heat.

Isn’t there dust from building a factory farm hog confinement? Iowa’s gravel roads are dusty, always have been. I assume Richard Stark knows electricity doesn’t have to be hauled in trucks unlike the hog manure that’s transported to farm fields all over Iowa.

I was told the solar project was tiled so I don’t see a drainage problem, either.

I too was disappointed when two Stark-owned hog confinements were shoved down the throats of Duncombe residents.

Where was his environmental concern when both confinements were to be built about 1,000 feet from drainage ditches that feed Brushy Creek, then into Brushy Lake.

Wouldn’t it be nice to go a beach that doesn’t have a warning sign? Solar panels don’t put chemicals in the air to give you lung problems or pollute your well water with cancer causing nitrates. Maybe we could compete with China if we quit giving them the pork they love.

Think about it, would you want to live near a hog confinement or solar panels?

Dave Haynes



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