BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hearing draws wind turbine critics

APEX: Somerset Town Board considers local laws to bar industrial wind energy systems.

By Tim Fenster

Lockport Journal

Apex Clean Energy frequently cites the Town of Somerset residents who support the company’s plans to erect up to 70 wind turbines in the rural, lakeside community. But those supporters were nowhere to be found at a public hearing Wednesday over proposed zoning laws that would amount to a town-wide ban on large wind energy systems.Continue reading via this link to the Lockport Journal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Your Pension Isn't Safe From NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Perceptive conservatives will have noticed by now that the self-righteousness of the left increasingly knows no bounds.  To put it another way...
Continue reading via this link to Townhall.com

Thursday, December 28, 2017

 Ship Aground St.Lawrence Seaway

View from Wellesley Island,Thousand Island Park near Pavillion

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in St. Lawrence Seaway

BUFFALO, New York — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are responding to the motor vessel Pacific Huron, loaded with soybean, that ran agroun late Wednesday in the Saint Lawrence Seaway near Wellesley Island, New York.

The forward portion of the 623-foot motor vessel is aground and their stern anchor is deployed.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wind turbines are neither clean nor green

and they provide zero global energy

We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear

Matt Ridley

Continue reading via this link to the Spectator

Zoning out Big Wind

 Somerset rewriting town code to block commercial wind facilities

BARKER — The Town of Somerset's proposed new zoning laws don't mention Apex Clean Energy by name, but no doubt they were written with the company in mind.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Realities of Wind Farming

Living in a wind farm: Communities divided over pursuit of clean energy, its incentive
 Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it’s tolerable. Others say it’s hell.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stop the Production Tax Credit for Industrial Wind

United States Industrial Wind Opposition,

We have 4 days to gather as many signatures as we can to deliver to Congress.

Please click the link below and sign the petition. This petition will be accompanying a letter that is being crafted by Lisa Linowes of WindAction.org. The letter will be available on her website as soon as it is finished. Yes, it is true that this whole fight should have been done yesterday but it is today. Tomorrow today will be yesterday. Please sign this petition and pass it on!!

Thank you,
Janna Swanson
Coalition for Rural Property Rights

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


The following is an excerpt from exhibit 27, of Apex Clean Energies recently submitted application to the Public Service Commission  for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article 10 to Construct a Wind Energy Project on Galloo Island, NY

Exhibit 27 Socioeconomic (p.4)

With respect to the Galloo Island Facility, the Applicant reviewed the default project cost values subtotaled by each of the following categories in the JEDI model to determine whether they were on par with the real costs as experienced by the Applicant: Equipment during Construction, Balance of Plant Construction, Labor during Operation & Maintenance, Materials and Services during Operation & Maintenance, Financial Parameters, Tax Parameters, Land Lease Parameters and Payroll Parameters.

Adjustments were made to specific default values and included replacing the default local tax value ($0) with the known estimated annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) value ($816,750); increasing the default value of Land Easements during Construction ($0) to the known $6.3 million cost required for purchasing the Galloo Island parcel containing the turbines ($3 million) and a one-time lease of an underwater parcel for constructing the underwater high-voltage transmission line ($3.3 million); decreasing the default value of Annual Lease during Operating Years ($326,700) to the known value ($0); decreasing the default Total Cost of Equipment during Construction value from $136.8 million to a more reasonable value of $108.9 million (due to a lower cost for turbine components); and increasing the default Balance of Plant Total value from $47.4 million to a more reasonable value of $137.0 million (reflecting the higher cost of island development). The remaining cost values were uncertain at the time of analysis (July 2017), therefore the remaining default values were reviewed and determined to be reasonable estimates based on previous experience in wind energy development by the Applicant.

Full Exhibit

Friday, November 17, 2017


 Republican Congress Members Accuse Cuomo of ‘Outright Lying’

Calling New York Republicans who voted for the tax bill in Congress “treasonous,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Thursday that he had spoken with “all of them” and that “they all had the same line which was...

Continue reading via this link to the Ny Times