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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Another Voice: State siting statute is rigged against local communities

From the Buffalo News

By Dennis C. Vacco
Article 10, a state statute enacted in 2011 was created to centralize the
decision-making process regarding the siting of large alternative energy projects.
The law was designed to create the illusion that local governments would still have
a voice in decisions which would affect land usage in their towns.
Unfortunately, the Article 10 siting process is rigged against local governments.
Continue reading via this link to the Buffalo News

Monday, May 14, 2018

U.S Attorney investigates major donor to Gov. Cuomo

The U.S attorneys' office in Manhattan is investigating Crystal Run Healthcare
for their donations to Governor Cuomo's campaign.
The Hudson Valley healthcare company received $25.4 million in state grants.
This followed a series of …

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Home Rule Chaos Reigns in NY – Towns Vote to Block Wind, Solar

In June 2014, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, reaffirmed two lower court rulings that empowers townships and municipalities across the state to strip away property owners’ rights to allow drilling and other energy projects (see Shale Drilling in NY is Over – High Court Upholds Town Bans). NY’s high court ruled in the “Middlefield” and “Dryden” cases that local municipalities have the right to...
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Plan to keep solar panels off farmland bolsters push for renewable energy goals

The latest call for renewable energy projects in New York comes
with a sweetener for companies that promise to steer clear of
farmland while installing solar panels or wind turbines across the state.
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Governor Cuomo ~
What is good enough for downstate
is good enough for us.

There is a petition being circulated concerning Governor Cuomo’s unfair Renewable energy policy. The petition describes how Governor Cuomo applies a double standard when it comes to Upstate versus Downstate.

To minimize adverse visual impacts from offshore wind development, Cuomo promised wealthy long Island beachfront residents that wind turbines would be so far offshore that, “Not even Superman standing on Montauk Point could see these wind farms .”

But for Jefferson County and other upstate communities Cuomo made no such promise to protect our beautiful Lake Ontario coastline .This is unjust, unethical and just plain wrong.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s renewable energy policy has to be fair and equal for all - including working upstate middle class residents.


The short  video clip below shows Cuomo giving his Superman speech during his state of the state address Jan.10,2017.

Video transcript: I'm calling on LIPA to approve a 90-Megawatt wind farm enough power to support 50,000 homes. They will not be visible from the beach they will be 30 miles southeast of Montauk.
Not even Superman standing on Montauk point could see these windfarms.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

MAILBAG: Lighthouse Wind promises overwhelming impacts for minimal power

                                                       Lockport Union Sun & Journal
 April 11, 2018

Apex says that energy from Lighthouse Wind could power over 53,000 average New York homes.  That figure sounds impressive until you realize that a basic internet search will reveal that its power would not be enough to operate the billboards of Times Square at peak usage. Those billboards are lit 24 hours per day and are among structures in an area that encompasses only about one half mile of...                                    

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Wind project must not proceed against the people's wishes

By Another Voice | Published April 11, 2018 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
By John B. Riggi

 There is a war being fought in Northern Niagara and Orleans Counties by the Towns of Yates and Somerset. A war for the very essence of our towns and quality of life. Why?

The State of New York, via New York State Public Service Law titled Article 10, has taken home rule from these towns and is attempting to allow APEX Clean Energy to force a 201-megawatt industrial wind turbine factory on the unwilling constituents of these towns.
Continue reading via this link to the Buffalo News

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amazon Wind Farm interference with radar remains a concern

After a year of operations wind farm isn't  meeting performance projections and
Navy report may show it still interferes with radar facility.
Continue reading via this link to Carolina Journal