BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Monday, March 12, 2018

Iberdrola chief says global renewable sector facing Enron-style endgame

The chief executive of Spanish utility Iberdrola, Ignacio Galan, has warned
of the prospect of financial disaster for the global renewable energy sector,
reminiscent of the collapse of Enron.
Continue reading via this link to Power Engineering International

Friday, February 23, 2018

POWER Coalition emerges to oppose Lighthouse Wind

ADVOCACY: USA Niagara Chamber joins environmental, conservation groups in objecting to wind farm development in Somerset.

A dozen organizations, mostly environmental and bird conservation groups, formally joined together Thursday to form the Protecting Ontario's Waterfront, Environment and Resources (POWER) Coalition to oppose Apex's proposed Lighthouse Wind project.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fort Drum Day 2/6/18 ~ Major General Walter Piatt addresses the New York State Senate

 2018 Fort Drum Day at NYS Senate

Major General Walter Piatt addressed the NYS Senate below are excerpts from Major General Piatt’s speech that are relevant to Industrial wind development in the north country.

 “We also spent a lot of time working with communities talking about how our
training needs are expanding and that our enemies gain the ability to defeat us
from further and further away.  The way we are fighting wars now is changing and our training has to change with it.  We are now facing enemies that can attack us from further away in many areas.  Our enemies have us outnumbered ,outgunned and out ranged. This is unacceptable.  We must be able to win our wars to protect our nation, which means we have to be able to defeat every adversary that poses a threat to our United States. If we can win that war we can certainly deter that war, but we need to train against the future fights. Because our enemies are expanding these threats through air defense systems that are elaborate that can deny the US Air Force entry into certain spaces, they make it very difficult. It becomes now again a land fight. It's a call for the US Army and the Army Infantry is even more important now than it ever has been, but to be able to defeat that enemy we've got to train against that, against greater standoff utilizing manned and unmanned systems. We need to be able to train with Air Force and the New York Air National Guard, so they can drop their precision munitions on Fort Drum for many years to come on platforms that exist today, and many that aren't even invented yet.  If we are properly to train our soldiers for what awaits them on the future battlefield we must continue to train for that future. We must be prepared with methods not yet understood, with technology not yet invented, and doctrine not yet written.  

“This sort of training brings the idea to bear of encroachment around our post into clear focus. The main topic of discussion this past year has been industrial wind turbines. Many on either side of the issue always ask me what is Fort Drum’s position and I remind them strongly Fort Drum is an advocate for positive growth in the North Country. We must do this together. We know that energy needs to be security in our nation and protecting that energy is part of our own national military strategy. We know that green energy is part of that solution, but we also know that if we plan together we can do this smartly. We just want to be part of that process and we I thank all of you here for allowing us to be part of that process. We have been heard by our local communities and by New York State. Local municipalities and developers alike now are reaching out to us to be part of their planning and New York State has made our input part of the article 10 process. These are hard conversations to have as much is at stake, but you have my promise that I will always be transparent and work towards positive growth in the North Country that we all love so much. And I thank you all for your heartfelt considerations in these delicate matters.”

Link to NYS Senate video ~ 39:57


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms

 Last week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, issued a moratorium on all wind energy projects in the state. Citing tourism concerns while saying the state "must act judiciously to protect our natural beauty,"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Somerset passes tougher anti-wind turbine laws

The Somerset Town Board unanimously passed laws Monday that would make it almost impossible for Apex Clean Energy to construct its proposed wind-power project in the town. Continue reading via this link to the Buffalo news

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.