BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wind farms put pressure on bats

BBC NEWS Science/Nature Wind farms put pressure on bats

By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Bats are at risk from wind turbines, researchers have found, because the rotating blades produce a change in air pressure that can kill the mammals.

Canadian scientists examined bats found dead at a wind farm, and concluded that most had internal injuries consistent with sudden loss of air pressure



Bats use echo-location to avoid hitting the blades but cannot detect the sharp pressure changes around the turbine.
The scientists say wind farms are more of an issue for bats than for birds.
"An atmospheric pressure drop at wind turbine blades is an undetectable - and potentially unforseeable - hazard for bats, thus partially explaining the large number of bat fatalities at these specific structures," said Erin Baerwald, who led the research team at the University of Calgary.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USERS AND TAKERS



We are a nation of consumers; we are turning into a service industry nation we no longer are the great industrial nation we once were. The new trend is to buy more and pay less no matter what the quality. When the items you buy fall apart, you just buy more and pay less and on and on it goes ,you just keep charging along , no worries - maybe a Foreign wind developer will come to town with a scheme and you can get a turbine or two to bail you out at the expense of your neighbor and your community. The new American way! The new green disease has taken over eating away at our core values and the very principals that this nation was founded upon. When is enough , enough?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wind energy option environmentally sound
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009


I am constantly amazed by the fact that our anti-wind people in the towns of Lyme and Cape Vincent are so oblivious to the precarious state of our environment. There are many very well-educated and successful people in this group. There is a self-proclaimed nautical engineer who is quoted in this newspaper to be a ship designer for Mobil Oil. These are the very ships that spew uncontrolled heavy-metal-based soot into our air as they travel through the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. This is the pollutant that the Environmental Protection Agency now says is very dangerous to our health. Does he not care?

Another member of this group says he was a design engineer with Carrier Corporation working exclusively in the field of air conditioning. Air conditioning is also listed as one of the foremost causes of atmospheric poisoning. Does he not care?

We have retired fish and wildlife professionals who certainly know the devastation that air and water pollution from coal plants have brought to the ecological systems in the Great Lakes and the Adirondacks. Mercury pollution in the air has actually caused "dead" lakes in our beautiful Adirondacks. Do they not care?

Industrial wind may change our "vista" as do cell towers, but it will not kill off whole species in our food chain. And it will not fill our lungs with poisons.


A wind turbine can be taken down someday if need be. A dead species cannot be brought back, nor can a person's failed lungs.

Julia Gosier

Three Mile Bay

Saturday, May 9, 2009

NEW VIDEO OF TURBINE SET BACKS

CAPE VINCENT: THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE , STARRING... Thomas K. Rienbeck

CAPE VINCENT’s RULING ELITE DECIDE, "ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO’S CODE of CONDUCT of NO VALUE"

Zoning process working in Cape Vincent

Zoning process working in Cape Vincent
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
The town of Cape Vincent is not in the mess the wind opposition would have you believe exists. The only mess for them is that the town has not outlawed utility-scale wind development. The town zoning law does cover wind turbines. It states quite clearly that setbacks for structures greater than 30 feet be set one foot for each additional foot of height. Couple this with the environmental impact statement process now being completed by the developers in which any reason for greater setbacks would come to light and could be mitigated by greater setbacks. This is the purpose of the process, and it should be allowed to work.

The only reason the few people in Cape Vincent who are against utility-scale wind development want a wind-specific zoning law is so that wind power can essentially be outlawed as was done in the town of Lyme.

For the town to do an Environmental Impact Statement prior to amending the zoning law would have been a waste of money and unnecessary because the law by itself would create no impact unless a development took place, in which case the EIS process would be thoroughly addressed, as is currently occurring.

The only mistake that Supervisor Tom Rienbeck repeatedly makes is bending over backward to work sincerely with the Wind Power Ethics Group members, when the only acceptable compromise for them is to outlaw utility-scale wind development in the town of Cape Vincent.



Our elected and appointed officials are doing the jobs they were clearly selected to do. The WPEG turned the last election into a referendum on wind development and soundly lost. Now our town government is hard at work to create jobs in Cape Vincent and bring in new tax revenue.

The newspaper ad was full of inaccuracies for the benefit of effect, but that doesn't seem to matter to the opponents of utility-scale wind development. Contrary to history according to WPEG, it brought this issue to the Zoning Board of Appeals where utility-scale wind was officially classified as a "utility." Until that decision, utility-scale wind was excluded from river and lake districts of Cape Vincent. Now, as utilities, that exclusion no longer exists. The town and Planning Board are trying to work for the greater good without affecting the primary view field of most of the WPEG members, which is pretty much a moot point due to the utility-scale wind development on Wolfe Island, Canada.

Land use should be based on "do no harm." Wind development done according to Cape Vincent's zoning and New York state environmental laws meets that standard.

Frank Giaquinto

Cape Vincent

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cape Vincent Personal Wind turbine

Since Cape Vincent is in a zoning 'twilight zone' it was recommended by a town official that if you want a personal wind turbine now is the time to go for it before there is a wind law in Cape Vincent. Here is an idea I think the planning board chairman would approve.




Too bad they don't work. Maybe homeowners could get government subsidises...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ACCIONA PROMOTES CLIMATE CHANGE FEAR MONGERING TO ADVANCE WIND DEVELOPMENT

ACCIONA PROMOTES CLIMATE CHANGE FEAR MONGERING TO ADVANCE WIND DEVELOPMENT


ACCIONA and Global Change:
ACCIONA sponsored the pre-launch of the documentary `An Inconvenient Truth´ in Spain, in which Al Gore presents the case for climate change


THIS IS THE TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING



BP WINS "GREENWASH AWARD"

Were they ever beyond petroleum? In July of 2000, British petroleum invested an estimated 200 million dollars to redesign their image. This new image is politically correct, green eco friendly save the world, the environment and let’s not forget about saving the children, yes the children... Hitler the supreme master of manipulation discovered using the children was a successful tool to further his agenda. All along the real Bp has been slithering behind its wildly successful Beyond Petroleum mask. Bp also sought to cultivate moderate environmental groups like the National Wildlife Federation in a series of “partnerships” to further the green illusion. (Source watch .org)

When corporate and environmental responsibility are just an illusion they eventually collide with reality.

They have demonstrated that their only concern is shareholder profits. They do not care what the human or environmental, cost of their greed driven, corporate irresponsibility will be.




In June of 2001 the London newspaper, the Sunday Times, revealed that Bp acknowledged that they hired a private intelligence company with close ties to the British spy agency, M16, to collect information on campaigns by Greenpeace and the Body Shop.


In response to Bp’s deplorable environmental record Greenpeace has awarded Bp The

GREEN WASH AWARD



Monday, May 4, 2009

CAPE VINCENT WILL BE NEXT

DO NOT BE FOOLED WIND POWER IS NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY