BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dare to compare ~ Cape Vincent is not like any other wind farm BP has developed



Cape Vincent's Vision Statement:
“Cape Vincent is a small-town, rural community with unique scenic,
historical and natural resources. We are committed to preserving these
essential qualities that make it a desirable place to live, while seeking to
improve the local economy by promoting compatible residential and small
business growth.”




Below are pictures from all of BP's current wind projects. The landscapes of these wind farms are vastly different from  Cape Vincent a  community with Churches, schools, homes, cottages, streets, docks, boats and people –  with Lake Ontario and the beautiful Thousand Islands in the foreground or the background.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

After looking at these two collages I am left wondering two things. First, why did BP choose to come to Cape Vincent when it is patently obvious this choice of location is completely counter to any other wind development they have considered? The best answer seems to be that they must have been invited or encouraged by influential community leaders and officials. Why else would any idiot(s) consider industrializing one of the most beautiful natural regions of our state? Furthermore, only a bunch of nincompoops, who have never strayed far from the farm, would sacrifice the Cape's small town atmosphere for the promise of few jobs and a few bucks. No, BP didn't just come up with the Cape out of the blue looking at a wind map. They were told to "come on down" by Darrel Aubertine and few others, who have lived here all their lives, but have never quite understood or appreciated the real value of the community they called home. For many of us who have been around the world a bit, I believe we appreciate the Cape for being so unique and special much more than some of those old, local families who have been here for generations, but in many cases have traveled so little they don't understand or appreciate the real value of our area and community.

Anonymous said...

Yup!

Anonymous said...

I see something else missing in BP's wind sites, trees. To BP a tree must be something to be chopped down and burned.

Anonymous said...

Yup!

Anonymous said...

When Darrel Aubertine was State Senator he named our region including the St. Lawrence River Valley, "New York State's Energy Valley."

This guy was playing with the big boys and willing to make us the energy dump for downstate power.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the pictures in the post. We know how much effort this takes. Maybe somebody could do this for Horse Creek....

The Saint Lawrence valley owes you Pandora.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the pictures in the post. We know how much effort this takes. Maybe somebody could do this for Horse Creek....

The Saint Lawrence valley owes you Pandora.

Anonymous said...

Warning to Cape Vincent voters!!

This vision statement is the foundation for the town's position on industrial wind development.It speaks well to the character of this community.

Should the CFG (aka-voters for wind) secure a majority on the town board through the upcoming elections, this vision statement will be revised. Perhaps to something like this-

"Cape Vincent is a dead town, we welcome any and all wind developers who ,like us, care not about any negative impacts from turbines. We need the money."

Vote to retain the present board!!

Anonymous said...

Every time I hear a wind lease holder say, "The Cape is dead so we might just as well have wind turbines." a little vomit rises into my throat.

Anonymous said...

Kirk Grant supporters are spreading the word that his agenda would include an immediate revision of both the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Law to remove any language that discourages industrial wind turbines.

This would send a dramtically different message to the ART.10 review panel and the PSC. regarding BP's project.

Voters beware of complacency this fall.

Anonymous said...

"They were told to "come on down" by Darrel Aubertine and few others, who have lived here all their lives, but have never quite understood or appreciated the real value of the community they called home. For many of us who have been around the world a bit, I believe we appreciate the Cape for being so unique and special much more than some of those old, local families who have been here for generations, but in many cases have traveled so little they don't understand or appreciate the real value of our area and community."

Its comments like this and the underlying attitude that help fuel the local vs seasonal controversey.

Its pretty arrogant to think just because you've traveled that you better appreciate the value of this area, and that some residents who haven't seen the world that you have ,can't possibly understand the value of what they have.

If this were the prevalent attitude of seasonal residents, the CFG may have an argument to make.

Whats wrong with just acknowledging these people are greedy, unprincipled, and maybe stupid. Not anything specific to Cape Vincent. I'm sure these traits are found around the world, and many of the voters for wind are quite well traveled.

Save the elitism for your garden parties.