KARRE believes it has an important role in sharing relevant information with those who are trying to understand what the long-term impacts that commercial wind energy and other renewable energy developments will have on their communities. We also believe it's vital to expose false or misleading information as well as deceptive practices used by many developers to achieve monetary goals.
Under normal circumstances, KARRE members would be employing various methods to help those requesting our services, including local meetings among ourselves and with community members. But current circumstances are anything but normal.
To reduce the likelihood of spreading the COVID-19 virus, KARRE suspended all face-to-face contact even before state travel and shelter in place restrictions were enacted. While this limits our ability to accomplish certain goals we'd hoped to achieve, we believe the most important immediate goal is to act responsibly during this time.
During this COVID-19 outbreak, many functions must remain operational. Obviously emergency services are on the front line, and certain businesses such as food service, grocery markets, service stations, etc., are essential to providing goods and services we need to be able to function as individuals and as a society.
KARRE feels our services are important, but not essential. We also don't consider the development and construction of commercial renewable energy projects to be essential or vital at this time either.