To the Editor:

In response to Brian Roberts’ letter “Wind energy is powerful for SD” (Mitchell Republic, Oct. 31) I would take the opposite view that “Wind energy is the biggest taxpayer scam in our lifetime.” Wind energy is just a way of transferring wealth from middle class taxpayers to rich multinational corporations with high paid lobbyists under the guise of “climate change.” The Production Tax Credit first established in 1992 was supposed to be an incentive for the industry to get started and eventually phase out. But the complete phase out never comes. The subsidy from 1992 through 2029 (projected) will be just under $150 billion. From 2007 to 2015, 75 percent of the PTC subsidies went to only 15 parent

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