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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Deception in Clayton on Iberdola project


SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013
Many of us have closely followed the nearly decade-long history of proposed wind development in the Thousand Islands region and hated what we have seen.
People on the lakeshore with views of the Galloos and residents of Lyme, Cape Vincent and Hammond have been put through hell trying to beat back ill-conceived wind projects in their towns.
There is yet another wind project in the area that many had been led to believe was dormant, if not off the table altogether[Watertown Times]

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taylor might call the author today and tell them to back off, shut up and apologize. Part of the problem is his lack of understanding that Clayton is a community and not a jail.

Stay Focused said...

This defies explanation, unless you are willing to conclude that there is an explanation and it is unsavory.

Thousand Islands Fan said...

Seasonal residents of Clayton had better start paying attention to what goes on in their local government and start coming to an understanding that it is, in fact, THEIR government too.

Anonymous said...

Is it about a certain privileged segment of the river community that could care less what happens seven miles away in the disconnected hamlet of DePaulville? If that is the case then I hope the turbines Iberdrola chooses are 1,000 ft tall and that they cast a long, dark, continually moving shadow on Clayton's could-care-less government.

Anonymous said...

8:15 AM
You are right they could give a rats ass about DePaulville.

They had better get involved, The turbines will be visible from the river.
If they Build it more will come.

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe the Town of Clayton can be this ignorant.

With all the informaiton out there, how can they even consider letting these snakes into their town.

Stay Focused said...

If the Clayton government is determined to roll over and play dead then private stakeholders need to step forward. The so called Clayton wind law is an open door invitation to a wind developer. Is anyone paying attention in Clayton -- other than those who have a deal $$ with Iberdrola?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

The Horse Creek project has the potential of stretching from Dexter, all the way across the town of Orleans to Theresa.

If supported by the Town of Clayton, it will hardly be thwarted. It could well be a trade-off negotiated by Taylor and Cuomo to spare the 1000 Islands/Golden Crescent coastal region.

Anonymous said...

In the case of the Horse creek wind farm the benefits will far outweigh the risks. There is no logic in the argument that we are protecting our environment by blocking this Wind Farm, we would actually only be furthering its demise. We live in a world that uses vast quantities of power and unless some great change comes about that is unforeseen to us presently, there is no end in siqht to our increasinq demand.
The energy sources we currently utilize are non-renewable and of foreign origin. Not only are these sources being depleted at a rate that should fully exhaust them in the not too distant future, but in the mean time they are responsible for funding a great deal of the terrorism we see today.
Our addiction to fossil fuels is responsible for the majority
of the damage mankind has brought about to this world.
Wind Power is the cleanest form of renewable energy available to us, period. If we embrace wind power we will be setting an environmentally responsible example as our legacy for future generations and set an example for other communities to follow if they truly care about the environment as well.
Our entire community would benefit from this project.
There is the obvious monetary benefit, but also there is the increased tax revenue and new jobs creation to help kick-start our local economy in these difficult economic times.
How are their so many wind farms in operation across our great country already, if those communities hadn't deemed them beneficial?
There are detractors with every project, but the truth is an independent University study found that 72% of the constituents of Lewis county thought the Maple Ridge Wind Farm had a positive effect on Lewis County, and 77% supported the idea of the projects growth. These are the real facts we should be discussing rather than the few individual detractors stories.
Each and every one of these projects faced lengthy review before approval from the appropriate state and federal agencies so that any risk associated from these projects would be minimized and the benefits maximized.
This is why we created agencies like the DEC and EPA many years ago.
They are there to ensure that development coexists with our environment, and to protect either one from being abused. To recklessly adopt development
at the expense of the natural world is something none of us would want, but to cease all development that impacts the environment in any way is
equally undesirable.

Anonymous said...

6:14 give me a break! Is this your warm-up speech for the public event in Three-mile Bay this week?

I'm sure you'll have a warm, receptive audience of voters for wind present who will likely swallow this load of crap.

Please spare the rest of us the agony!