BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Anti-wind GOP slandering Aubertine

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010


I used to be proud to be a Cape Vincent Republican, but when I attended the last meeting for the Cape Republicans, I was surprised to find it being controlled by the local anti-wind ringleaders. Apparently, in their latest scheme, the anti-wind ringleaders have shoved aside the fair, reasonable and levelheaded Cape Republicans and bullied their way onto the ballot.

So Cape Republicans and other voters should think twice before voting for a Republican on the local ticket. I have known Sen. Darrel Aubertine since we were both 5, and I've never known a more honest, fair and reasonable person. Darrel's done so much for our district, and he's acquired the clout to make more good things happen for our district, but he's become the target of the anti-wind ringleaders, because he doesn't kowtow to special interest groups. That's all the anti-wind ringleaders are, a moneyed special interest group.

They deliberately manipulate voters into basing their vote on just one issue, and they put out propaganda to manipulate voters into seeing only one side of the issue.

Anti-wind ringleaders are slandering Darrel's name and campaigning for his opponent, Patty Ritchie. They don't care if she has nothing to offer or it she makes things worse. What makes them think Ritchie wouldn't make things worse?


Most important, it'll be disastrous for democracy and our community if voters base their vote on just one issue, especially when their knowledge on that issue comes from manipulative, conniving ringleaders and their propaganda.

Harvey White

Cape Vincent


Thursday, October 14, 2010

ACCIONA~ HOW DO YOU SPELL SCUM IN SPANISH?

Acciona’s Errand boy ~ Con Boy ~ Thinks that Lyme’s extension of their moratorium is unfair well that’s not a surprise considering the way that Acciona conducts business.
The Watertown times has the full story about Lyme’s extension of their moratorium and Acciona’s Con boy’s remarks, plus highlights of Julia Gosier’s input. Acciona has a record of attacking proposals that protect land owners. How do you spell scum in Span


Wind energy companies attack Baillieu proposal

ADAM MORTON
25 May, 2010

CLEAN energy companies have launched an advertising campaign attacking state Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu over his proposed wind farm policy, warning it could send thousands of jobs and more than $4 billion of investment interstate.

An advertisement in today's Age by six wind companies - Pacific Hydro, Acciona, AGL, Suzlon, Keppel Prince and REpower - says: ''Mr Baillieu, please don't send clean energy jobs and investment interstate!''
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Of course ACCIONA is one of these companies!

This is what the wind companies are objecting to.~


Under Mr Baillieu's policy announced last May that wind farms would be banned in national parks, tourist areas and growth corridors.

No new turbines could be built within two kilometres of homes without the consent of the
owners, and local councils would be given full control of the wind farm approval process.
Pacific Hydro executive manager Andrew Richards said the opposition policy would create a 13-square-kilometre exclusion zone around all homes.

Imagine that protecting citizens rights, no wonder ACCIONA is on the attack,
protecting citizens over wealthy developers ~ this is outrageous !
But I am not surprised considering what they have been up to in Cape Vincent !
HOW DO YOU SAY SCUM IN SPANISH?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

AWEA emails

Update:4/6/10
Emails recently obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Shown by Charlie Martin ~ for the first ~ at the Pajamas Media blog ~ These emails show how political influence and lobbyists are shaping Obama administration policy and public relations.

Click the links below to read the FOIA request and the emails:

“Emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show how the Obama administration's Department of Energy is using the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) — the lobbying arm of “Big Wind” in the U.S. — to coordinate political responses with two strongly ideological activist groups: the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and the George Soros funded Center for American Progress (CAP).”

“The emails expose active coordination between the Obama administration, the DoE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the AWEA. These emails show the Obama DoE using the AWEA as a conduit to both the CAP and the UCS, and taking steps to ensure that aspects of its coordination were not committed to paper (or email) because the emails might be revealed later.”

Click the links below to read the FOIA request and the emails:

FOIA request

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Examining the GreenJobsGate Emails: Obama Administration Takes Direction from Wind Lobby, Soros Group

The Department of Energy’s scientific conclusions were instigated — even dictated — by Big Wind’s lobbyists and leftists. Read here for the timeline and the key figures involved.

The emails show that the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinated their response to a damning Spanish report on “green jobs” with wind industry lobbyists and the Center for American Progress (the progressive think tank founded by John Podesta and funded by George Soros).

The report from Spain’s Universidad Rey Juan Carlos — which was the subject of a George Will column in the Washington Post on June 25, 2009 — showed each “green job” that had been added by Spain’s aggressive wind energy program cost Spain nearly $800,000 and resulted in the loss of 2.2 jobs elsewhere in the economy.

Eight times, Obama had publicly referred to Spain’s program as being a model for a U.S. wind energy program.
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According to PJM there were 900 pages of emails that were obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Christopher C. Horner, show staff members from the DoE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the EPA developing a response to the report. They also show them coordinating the response with the Center for American Progress, plus the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — two wind industry lobbyist groups.

What the emails show runs contrary to statements made to Congress by the Assistant Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi — the Obama administration response to the Spanish report was in fact instigated at the request of the AWEA. It was then written with the close cooperation of the AWEA, the Center for American Progress, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The emails concentrate on the political implications of the Spanish study — and how to discredit it.

There also appears to have been significant pressure to publish an internal report from the NREL as a DoE report — bypassing the internal review and publication procedures — and to do so quickly.

The emails suggest that wind industry lobbyists and political organizations have significant behind-the-scenes influence on scientific reports from the Obama administration. This contradicts Obama’s insistence that his administration would get the politics out of science. It also calls into question the objectivity and quality of the information they provided to Congress. MORE
Stay tuned to PJM and PJTV: Christopher Horner will break down the contents and the implications of the emails.

You can link to her blog here
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Sidebar:
NREL Launches Strategic Energy Analysis Institute.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has established a new global institute dedicated to analyzing, speeding and smoothing the transition to sustainable energy worldwide, including offshore wind development on the Great lakes.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


What Ever Happened to Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness?


The foreign developer will have a community relations employee explain ambient noise before construction, have safety and environmental compliance briefings, create channels for registering a complaint~ isn't that nice will there be refreshments at the briefings?



Complaint resolution plan ~

Excerpts
link to complete complaint resolution document
here

Written complaints shall be directed to SLW and responded to by SLW or their duly authorized representative within 5 calendar days after receipt of any such complaint.


1. If the complaint includes the character or quality of Wind Turbine sound, then any subsequent investigation shall use best practices to evaluate the overall level, tonal, and/ or temporal nature of the wind complaint.

2. Any complaints which cannot be resolved during the initial response shall be subsequently directed to the Town designee, or if there is no Town designee to the Town of Cape Vincent Planning Board for investigation and any such investigation shall be with full cooperation of SLW.

3. If testing is necessary....

4.test results....

5. After the investigation, if the Town of Cape Vincent Planning Board reasonably concludes that operational violations of any applicable permit conditions are shown to be caused by the WMD, SLW shall use reasonable efforts to mitigate such problems.

6. Continued complaints from the same landowner will trigger additional investigation only if the Town determines that nearby Wind Turbine operational characteristics have changed since the first complaint.
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This means that if Acciona had a special use permit in RE: to noise for its Wind Mill Development (WMD) project in Cape Vincent,
and you had a complaint about wind turbine noise, your complaint would be directed to the Town Planning Board and after an investigation if it is found that there is a noise problem and Acciona is in violation the special use permit then they will use”Reasonable efforts to mitigate such problems" What does that mean?
Do they say if it is found that if we are in violation of our permit we will shut the offending turbine down?

NO!
This document states that they will use what they deem as reasonable efforts to mitigate such problems however they do not define reasonable efforts.

What happens if these reasonable efforts do not solve the problem?

Back to part 6 ~ apparently you are done,

6. Continued complaints from the same landowner will trigger additional investigation only if the Town determines that nearby Wind Turbine operational characteristics have changed since the first complaint
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but there is the complaint appeal procedure

This how it works
The complainant may appear before a complaint resolution board
This board will consist of three members: an SLW designee, a Town Officer or employee appointed to the position annually, and an independent third party expert.
Note: The decision of the complaint resolution board shall set forth the manner in which the complaint shall be resolved and the reasons why such resolution is appropriate. In making such a decision, the Complaint resolution board shall take into account the terms and conditions of the special use permit and approved site plans, and shall not require any resolution that is inconsistent with such terms. The decision of the complaint Resolution Board shall be final and binding.



The Developer will create channels for registering a complaint and formalize a resolution process.