My letter in reference to Baron Hill was pointing out the fact that Rep. Hill voted in favor of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which supports construction of Biomass to electricity plants, exactly like the one planned outside Milltown, across the United States. The estimated costs of this legislation is estimated at $3,000 for an Indiana family of 4 due to our overwhelming dependence on coal fired electrical power plants. Prior to this legislation, this may well have been a local issue, but now it is a nationwide issue, as Baron Hill's vote affects all of us.
Again, he voted for these plants in Washington, DC, but will not take a stand in his own district.
It pains me to see the county where I grew up. Almost all the businesses are gone. The county gets worse everytime I visit. I wish that rather than oppose opportunity, the residents could reasonably work with those trying to improve their community and provide jobs so that yet another generation does not leave Crawford County on graduation day, never to return.
One last point. In order to have a conflict of interest, I would have had to benefit in some way from the sale of the land to Liberty Green. My brother owned the land, and I was in negotiations to buy the property when I was outbid by Liberty Green. I in no way received anything from the sale of this property, and could be unhappy because I lost out on the sale of the old family farm to an outsider. I am not unhappy, because this is the best possible use for this land, and a great opportunity for Crawford County.