BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Friday, December 9, 2016

Supervisors attempt to unite towns against Article 10

By Marcus Wolfe
Watertown Daily Times
December 9,2016

BATAVIA — The town supervisors from Clayton and Somerset will attempt to form a coalition of town councilmen and challenge the constitutional authority of state Public Service Law Article 10. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times
BP Protest  Cape Vincent NY 2012 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Former DEC biologist wants Apex Clean Energy to conduct new avian mortality studies

By Marcus Wolfe
Watertown Daily Times

December 8,2016

A persistent opponent of the proposed Galloo Island Wind project has told the Public Service Commission that the developer’s avian mortality studies are outdated and need to be redone.
And he attacked his former agency for altering report results to diminish their importance.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Multibillion energy giant targets private emails, texts in Tuscola County  

Posted by Andrew Dietderich on December 7, 2016 | Tuscola County Advertiser

NextEra Energy Resources L.L.C. has set sights on private emails, texts, and voice mails as part of an effort to find “potentially impermissible communications” among newly elected officials in Almer and Ellington townships.

Jonathan Lauderbach, attorney from the Midland office of Warner, Norcross & Judd L.L.P., sent an email to an attorney representing Almer and Ellington townships just three days after new officials took office in both jurisdictions. Continue reading via this link to the Tuscola County Advertiser

Niagara County Legislature endorses Collins wind bill

By Thomas Prohaska
The Buffalo News
December 6,2016

LOCKPORT — The Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday endorsed Rep. Chris Collins' bill that would in effect block a proposed local wind power project.

The Legislature is concerned that the presence of wind turbines proposed for sites in the towns of Somerset and Yates, some 25 miles from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, would interfere with operations there and tempt the Pentagon to place the base on a closure list the next time Congress directs military cutbacks. Continue reading via this link to the Buffalo News

Monday, December 5, 2016

Galloo Island Wind ~ Letter to Public Service Commission Outlines Concerns ovrer Corrupted Findings Statement

Link here to read attached letter

link here to make a comment to the Public Service Commission

JCIDA approves UTEP, loan and the new JCLDC vice chairman

Watertown Daily Times
DECEMBER 5, 2016  

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors on Thursday approved the final draft of its revised uniform tax exemption policy and a loan for Current Applications Inc. and appointed Donald D. DiMonda as vice chairman of the Jefferson County Local Development Corp. Continue reading via this link to the watertown Times

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Small town officials say Cuomo's ethics rule is misplaced

  2010~ Protesting Cuomo's lack of ethics
Italian American Club Watertown Ny 
By Joe Mahoney / CNHI State Reporter 
Dec 2, 2016

ALBANY -- An ethics rule advanced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring all elected officials to disclose their personal incomes is meeting resistance outside the capital where critics question why small town leaders must pay for the sins of state officials.

The Democratic governor has provided no details of the initiative other than to…

Friday, December 2, 2016

Where the Bully Winds Blow

New York governor Andrew Cuomo's renewable-energy plan will require forcing small towns to build turbines against their will.

Robert Bryce
December 01,2016

On the surface, the fight over renewable-energy siting in western New York looks hopelessly mismatched. Governor Andrew Cuomo—the scion of a Democratic political dynasty and the leader of a state with nearly 20 million residents—is pushing a scheme that will require the state’s utilities to derive 50 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2030. Cuomo’s highest-profile opponent is Dan Engert, the Republican supervisor in the Niagara County town of Somerset—population 2,700. Last year, Engert won a third term by garnering about 400 votes. So, yes, Cuomo versus Engert looks like a mismatch. But here’s a tip: don’t bet against Engert and his allies.  Continue reading via this link to CJ, City Journal

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What does the American Wind Energy Association buy with its money?

The American Wind Energy Association has been sending out mass emails soliciting donations from veterans. As an inducement the solicitation says that 50% of your ‘GivingTuesday’ donation will go to Hire Heroes USA.  So the question is, what does AWEA spend it's money on?

The website Open Secrets.org has an answer to this question.


Contributions to Federal Candidates, 2016 cycle

Total Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates
(43% to Democrats, 57% to Republicans)