Commentary: NIMBY seeks to deprive property rights

We, the leaders of the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum, have begun to take an interest in some of the arguments being made regarding solar energy permitting, a frequent debate in Carver County. In addition, we (the undersigned) also hold public office and can understand the quandary posed by applicants for new and disruptive uses of land. We can appreciate the need for thorough debate, but what we should not tolerate are poor and irrelevant arguments that deprive property owners of the use and enjoyment of their property.