BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Judge Agresta, It's refreshing to hear in your signature block that you work for the people.


The letter below was recently submitted to the public Service Commission in regard to British Petroleum's Application of Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC, for a

Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Construct an Approximately 200-285 Megawatt Wind Electric Generating Facility in the Town of Cape Vincent, New York.



Judge Agresta,

It's refreshing to hear in your signature block that you work for the people. My name is LTC Mike Oeschger, Commander 3-6 FAR out of Fort Drum NY and I am a property owner in Cape Vincent and will retire and begin a business in this community when my service is complete with the US Army. I am currently stationed in Afghanistan while my wife and son remain in Cape Vincent improving our property and participating in the community.

As a relative newcomer to the area I find myself wondering why the decision to have wind turbines built in the community has been taken out of the community¿s hands. If this is indeed the case I find it abhorrent and in the strongest possible terms would like to offer my protest at this action which I believe falls under Title X.

Regardless of how I feel about the proposed BP construction (I am against it by the way) I feel my community is being railroaded by the state and the decision has been taken out of the hands of the people who should make it. Having worked governance and reconstruction issues in a number of countries where we (US) have always advocated for rule of law and democratic principles it would appear that we as a State are disregarding these principles in our very own country.

I appreciate your service to our nation and our community and have the upmost respect for the duties of your office. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

LTC Michael T Oeschger
Commander 3-6 FAR
FOB Aryan
Afghanistan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It takes an active serviceman to understand that any deprivation of freedoms should not be tolerated. We should not allow the New York State Agriculture Commissioner and his selected anti Cape law candidates to rob us of home rule. Only greedy thugs would give away our laws and our community on behalf of a foreign developer.