To the Editor:
In the interest of civility, I will not make the newspaper a stump for the CRPR. However, unwarranted personal attacks from CRPR board member Cynthia Berkland deserve a response. Public attacks like hers are why the Brahmins of Palo Alto County must be challenged by fair minded citizens who are being mischaracterized by a group whose opinion is fueled by a national political action committee known as Pacpropertyrights.
In her rebuttal to my March 14th Letter to the Editor, she infers that I was blocked from their site because I was profane and obnoxious. That's simply untrue, but thank you, Cynthia Berkland, for illustrating my point.
She also stated that my only reason for opining is what I do for a college that's been a true champion of our region since 1966. Yes, I proudly serve at a college that provides affordable access to recession-proof careers to keep great minds and great families in our counties. With graduates from around the region, the country, and the world, we have delivered some of the best people to the fastest growing career fields in America, many of whom now call Iowa home.
Our existence does not hinge on whether projects in this area proceed. We've been going strong in wind since 2004, and will continue to serve our region and our nation proudly. Yes, many of our graduates will find jobs on forthcoming sites, contributing to our local communities as they raise their families here. That's a win-win outcome for all of us.
(signed) Dan Lutat