Letter to the Times: The best place is always ‘somewhere else’

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Opponents of the proposed Kansas Sky Energy Center say they are not against renewable energy in Douglas County; they just think it should be located somewhere else.

Where? Where can they find 1,100 contiguous acres of flat land in the County with no “prime farmland” in it? Who owns that land? Will the owner be willing to site a solar facility there? Will those who live in the environs of the project welcome it?

Alas, it seems when it comes to renewable energy projects, the best place always seems to be “somewhere else.”

Thank you for your consideration.

— Joe Harrington, Lawrence

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