BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Sunday, July 21, 2013

BP's Cape Vincent Wind Farm ~ Conflicted beginings

 BP came into our community like thieves in the night, quietly signing many of our Town Officials and their families to Wind Leases and Good Neighbor Agreements, knowing this would create blatant conflicts of interest. This is a clear violation of the town’s ethics code and NY State law. These conflicted Municipal Officers played a pivotal role in moving BP and Acciona’s projects along.

 As a result of complaints over these conflicts of interests and subsequent actions taken by our Municipal Officers, then Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, launched an investigation that to this day has not properly addressed the conflicts of interests.  As a result, our community galvanized and through the democratic process we were able to eliminate the conflicted officials, removing BP’s influence/control over the approval process. 
  
  Now BP is attempting to bypass our community by pursuing their project through an Article 10, process. BP has submitted a public involvement program that grossly distorts their public involvement and outreach in our community.
The only board or community members that BP has reached out to are the ones that have signed financial agreements with BP.




2007
Public comments to BP's DEIS were to be sent to BP wind Lease Holder ~  Planning Board Chair 
Richard Edsall
Link here to Document source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Top of the list in the AD
Darrel Aubertine....Now the AG and Markets Chief..