BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blowing the wind farm

for a few turbines more

Recently news has been leaked that BP is planning to exit Cape Vincent. 
 At one time many of the wind lease holders thought that wind turbines in Cape Vincent were a done deal, and they were unwilling to compromise.

June 15, 2006 a public hearing was scheduled for a proposed wind turbine project boundary that would begin 1,000 feet from the established river district boundary.  This would have put the first wind turbine no closer than 2,600 feet from the river side of Route 12E.

However by the time the hearing rolled around two councilmen had changed their minds about the setbacks causing a deadlock.  Supervisor Thomas K Rhinebeck and Councilman Mickey W. Orvis proposed a revised boundary that would site turbines as close as 1600 feet from the center line of 12 E.


Had these two councilmen made a small compromise and stuck with the agreed upon setbacks, in all likelihood we would have wind turbines in Cape Vincent.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Reinbeck, Edsall, Bender.

History will record that these three leaders of Cape Vincent failed this community grossly by allowing, indeed aiding, the collapse of principled government,for the lure of profit.