BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Monday, March 3, 2014

BP Cape Vincent Wind Project ~ Article 10 Closure Letter From The NYS Public Service Commission


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was good. The entire ten-year ordeal needed someone to turn out the lights and walk out the door.

What we should all recognize is that development guided by local corrupted officials is a far greater threat to communities than a State process administered by detached bureaucrats. My hat is off to Article 10, Judge Agresta and staff of the PSC.

Before some scream, "you over-the-hill misfits had nothing to do with driving BP out of Town," remember what was done in the Cape was to delay the beast long enough until the bleak financial winter took its toll. In the end that was enough and those that kept the enemy at the gate should enjoy a beer and a pat on the back.

Good night.

Anonymous said...

Has this been reported in the times? It is major news.

Anonymous said...

5:47

I agree %100. Article X also gave the people a place to speak and be heard. That was not possible with corrupted "home rule" that was being "suggested" by the big corporation who was paying the "home rulers". Kevin Cahill and other sponsors of Power, NY recognized that and wanted a way to reduce corruption from the process. Many believed that Cape Vincent was the wind corrupted town they had in mind when they wrote the Article X. Those who wanted wind and wanted more honest towns to fail were suggesting that the honest towns ignore Article X and not placate it. Wind supporters worked hard to try to make honest public officials look corrupt and all they did is make one mistake after the other.

Anonymous said...

If not for the conflicted town government in the beginning, we never could have stalled the project long enough for it to die an economic death.
Edsall, Wood, and the Masons were the downfall of the turbines.

Anonymous said...

Also, Acciona, Bp and Marion Trieste passed on responsibilities to locals who were ill informed and incompetent. Instead of addressing the issues, they personally attacked people and behaved poorly at open houses, public meetings and events. Acciona's local boy PR was a disaster and they went overboard with trying to take away civil rights. The majority opposed kept growing. The CFG was a dismal failure

Anonymous said...

My advice to Horse Creek leaseholders. Stay away from the Lyme-Cape pro wind bad news bears or any advice they might have on how to gain community acceptance for wind. They totally blew it in Lyme and Cape.

Anonymous said...

5:47
"What we should all recognize is that development guided by local corrupted officials is a far greater threat to communities than a State process administered by detached bureaucrats"

The only thing I would agree with in this statement is that development guided by local corrupted officials is a threat to communities.

It was not necessary to adopt ART.X to deal with local corruption. If the the Attorney General's office had performed its duties and enforced the ethics policies of the state, the local corruption issue would have vanished. As it was, the voting public removed the corrupted officials in due time, by the democratic process.

There is no justification for usurping of municipal home rule in this instance. ART.X is pure and simply a power grab to facilitate the State's energy policy.

Nothing of importance to a local area is better left to a detached bureaucracy. It only moves the corruption farther away from any degree of recourse by the local citizens.

We are lucky that the greater issue of economics played a key role in BP's departure. ART.X was not designed to implement or accommodate local development plans or to eradicate local corruption.

We dodged a bullet, hardly a reason to "take your hat off" to Agresta. His only purpose was to help BP improve their aim.