BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Wind Lease holder asks the Public Service Commission

to thoroughly investigate the four chosen Ad Hoc members before you select them as truly representing the town of Cape Vincent fairly.


March 16, 2013

Bp Met Tower County Rte 8
Honorable Jeffery C. Cohen Acting Secretary, NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and Environment
 3 Empire Plaza Albany, N.Y. 12223-1350
RE: BP CAPE VINCENT WIND POWER PROJECT (CASE NO.-U-F-0410)
Cape Vincent is a beautiful Scenic town, but it Is also an Agricultural town. There is no reason it can not be both.
The present Town Board and Planning Board members of Cape Vincent are all anti-wind and do not represent the feelings of the whole town. Their selection of the four Ad Hoc members were chosen Because of also being anti-wind. They wiU not represent the whole town fairly. They do not support the town's functions, the Fire Department, the lions Club, the American Legion, or any activities and benefits for the needy citizens of Cape Vincent. They have all outwardly supported their anti-wind actions by public statements at town meetings, written l
etters in newspapers and served on committees to defeat wind. Two of them are on1y seasonal.
John Richardson states on his resume "Employment 2009-Present" as Chief Operating Officer of Thingworx and resides at 56 Focht Rd., Robesonia, PA.. He is only a seasonal resident of Cape Vincent. Mr. Richardson is a very verbal Anti-Wind Citizen who has publicly stated as such.
Donna Essegian is also a seasonal Cape Vincent Resident who besides being very anti-wind and verbal at Town Board Meetings, has written several critical letters to the NYS Board of Electric Siting & Environment Board strongly proclaiming her anti-wind feelings.
Tom Brown's PSC comments from 11/28/12 and 11/29/12 clearly reveal his anti-wind impartiality.
Deanne Scanlon resides in the Town of Lyme and has served on the Lyme Wind Committee as another Anti-Wind member.
I ask you to thoroughly investigate the four chosen Ad Hoc members before you select them as truly representing the town of Cape Vincent fairly.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely.   

 Robert Gauthier
  Cape Vincent
New York 13618

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leaseholder, VFW green shirt and BP payee Gauthier surprises all of us with such eloquent phrasing, "...clearly reveal his anti-wind impartiality."

Mr. Gauthier do you really think after eight years of Greenlight, AES, Acciona and BP that you could find four impartial individuals who have the skills to sit on a board of Albany big-shots and be able to convince them that we need to keep our local laws in place?

No Mr. Gauthier, you aren't looking for impartiality you and Trieste and BP want four "impartial" leaseholders as ad hoc nominees.

Think about it everyone, if you can find four people with an "impartial" opinion on wind living in our fair little community, then I'll show you four people living in a cave out along Burnt Rock Road who only come out at night to howl with the coyotes.

TI said...

"Cape Vincent is a beautiful Scenic town, but it Is also an Agricultural town. There is no reason it can not be both."

Ok - that's a reasonable statement. But who is trying to hurt agriculture in Cape Vincent? What you are saying here is that agriculture needs Big Wind and that if you are against Big Wind you are against agriculture.

That is an illogical leap that just can't be supported. The fact is that there are important and dominate non-agricultural interests in Cape Vincent that would be harmed by large scale wind development. The fact that some farmers would benefit financially from having turbines does not alter the basic balance.

Take a look around. Some people have only tunnel vision on this issue -- their own tunnel vision.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Town Of Cape Vincent has about 10-12 active farms. It seems like more than 10-12 people are claiming to be farmers. Does owning large parcels of land make you a farmer?

Anonymous said...

I want my money! I want my money, dammit!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gauthier makes a very relevant observation when he states-"Cape Vincent is a beautiful Scenic town, but it is also an agricultural town . There is no reason it cannot be both."

I could not agree more, and lobbbied vigorously for this contention to be strongly promoted in the revision of our Comprehensive Plan. Indeed it is part of what makes the Cape, truly appealing, that it embodies both of these qualities.

Beyond that I completely part company with Mr. Gauthier's argument. There is nothing(I repeat nothing) inherent in the siting of industrial scale wind turbines, that enhances, preserves,or facilitates the agrarian use of our town. In fact it has been repeatedly borne out in study after study that the community does not support industrialization of Cape Vincent.There is no mandate for industry in the township.Generating commercial scale electricity for distribution to the state electrical grid is not agriculture.

In contrast, the installation of industrial turbines would dramatically alter the "beautiful scenic" quality that Mr. Gauthier describes. There is the rub.

If you interject industrial wind turbines into the scenario Bob so eloquently projects it becomes clear we will not have either.

The failure to recognize this inescapable reality in this case can simply be attributed to reason being blurred by the lure of profit.

Dave LaMora

Anonymous said...

HEY BOB,
I THINK YOU FORGOT TO MENTION YOUR FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE WINDWILL FARMS THAT YOU WANT INSTALLED. IT'S TO BAD YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE FOUR FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE FAIRLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT IN CAPE VINCENT.THESE PEOPLE JUST HAPPEN TO REPRESENT AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE TAX PAYERS OF THIS TOWN. I GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO SHOW ME THE LAW THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T BE A SEASONAL AND STILL BE ASKED TO REPRESENT THE TOWN IN THIS MATTER.
IT'S VERY INTERESTING THAT EVER SINCE YOUR RECENT MEETING AT THE CAPE VINCENT B.P. OFFICE,THERE SEEMS TO BE A SURGE IN ATTACKS ON ANTI-WIND FOLKS.VERY PUZZLING I WOULD SAY BOB.
BOB, I DON'T GO TO YOUR TOWN AND TRY TO STIR UP TROUBLE, WHY DON'T YOU DO THE SAME......

Anonymous said...

Mr. Guathier is a Voter for Wind. Bp's community organizer Marion Trieste describe Voters for Wind as one of her most favorite groups in the whole world.

Voters for Wind help Marion engage the community. I remember Mr. G helping engage the community by screaming from the back of a meeting telling a Lyme resident to go home when the Lyme public official tried to ask the Edsall PB a question. On at least one other occasion he scared the hell out of a woman by telling her to sit down and shut up.

This is the kind of community engagement that Bp does not describe in their PIP. I am glad that the PSC is now coming to the Cape Vincent blogs to "see for themselves".