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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


River Residents Against Turbines to Host informational meeting on Horse Creek Industrial Scale Wind project

Wednesday, July 26th! RIVER RESIDENTS AGAINST TURBINES (RIVER RATs) will be hosting an informational meeting concerning Avangrid renewables proposed Horse Creek Industrial Scale Wind Development. The session is being held at the Tabernacle in Thousand Island Park at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Apex clean Energy

Fish and wildlife officials want updated information for Galloo Island wind project review

By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017


Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service argue that Apex Clean Energy must secure more updated information to assess the Galloo Island wind project’s potential wildlife impacts. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Friday, July 21, 2017


Residents and business form River RATs to oppose horse creek wind farm

By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
JULY 15, 2017

A coalition of residents and business owners from the Thousand Islands region have banded together oppose Avangrid Renewables’ proposed Horse Creek Wind Farm. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

ATTENTION!
Wednesday, July 26th! River RATs will be hosting an informational meeting concerning Horse Creek Industrial Wind Development. The session is being held at the Tabernacle in Thousand Island Park at 7:00 pm.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Cocktail’s with Cuomo



When Governor Cuomo gave his 2017 Regional State of the State address in January he announced the approval of the largest offshore wind farm in the nation. He assured the residents of Eastern Long Island that turbines would not be visible from the beach,they will be 30 miles southeast of Montauk. “Not even Superman standing on Montauk Point could see these wind farms,” he announced.  


Our politically ambitious governor has recently been indulging in big-money fundraising orgies. This Saturday he will be in the Hamptons for his second fundraiser in a week, hosted by another one of his hedge fund managing friends. This most recent event is called “Sunset Cocktails” and costs $50,000 per person to sit at his table..
Cuomo assured his monied supporters in the Hamptons that their views will not be marred by wind turbines, but what about the rest of us who can’t afford $50,000 for cocktails with Cuomo? For the rest of us we have to fight to keep turbines at bay. Cuomo’s renewable energy policies shouldn’t be for sale to the highest bidders, particularly when it is impossible for us in upstate to compete with Cuomo’s monied elite from downstate.

On the other hand, how about a candidate for governor in 2018 who believes public policy shouldn’t be for sale - that would be refreshing.


Sunday, July 9, 2017


JCIDA prepares for potential PILOT application review for wind developer

By Marcus Wolfe
Watertown Daily Times
July 9,2017

WATERTOWN — County economic development officials are preparing for a potential review of Apex Clean Energy’s payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application by the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Two proposed wind farms threatening to pull out of NC if moratorium becomes law


Turbine trouble

EDITORIAL By The WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Wednesday July 05, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, there are now seven commercial wind proposals in the north country, stretching from The Mad River project in northern Oswego/southern Jefferson counties to the North Ridge proposal in St. Lawrence County. At least three of them are west of Fort Drum. Three of them are very close to Fort Drum to the south and southwest. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Thursday, June 29, 2017

John Byrne: Albany’s wind power scheme blows the neighborhood down


WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
SPECIAL COMMENTARY

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 AT 5:15 AM


By JOHN BYRNE
NEW YORK — Albany isn’t letting anything stand in the way of its overly aggressive renewable energy plan, and upstate families are paying for it. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Don’t you SASS me’: Officials in region ignore vital protection against wind projects



EDITORIAL By The WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

Shortsighted community leaders in the Thousand Islands region have let the opportunity to obtain a valuable tool against unwanted wind projects slip through their fingers. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Former biologist wants wind developer to conduct new avian studies

 By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
June 13,2017

Avian advocate Clifford P. Schneider argues that Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island wind project should not move forward in the state Article 10 law review process because it lacks the sufficient environmental studies needed to assess the project’s potential impacts. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Apex Clean Energy Cries ‘Uncle’ in Tennessee, but not in New York

The following was contributed by a reader
Apex Clean Energy, the wind developer behind Lighthouse and Galloo wind projects currently under New York’s Article 10 review, decided to pull the plug on their Crab Orchard Wind project proposal in Cumberland County, Tennessee.
Apex’s excuse was, “There are several important inflection points at which we determine whether the fundamental attributes of the project support a continuing investment in that project,” Apex noted. “We have come to such an inflection point on the Crab Orchard Wind project.”
Inflexion points seem to suggest market timing, financing, tax credits, subsidies, equipment costs and other developmental issues, but certainly not opposition and political pressure.
A reasonable person might wonder, if any of these factors affected Apex’s decision to abandon Crab Orchard, then they might be abandoning other projects, since these inflexion points would affect Apex’s projects no matter where they are located, since all projects are driven by the same fundamentals.
But alas, Apex has not suggested they are leaving any other projects, just Crab Orchard in Tennessee.
So, what’s special about Crab Orchard?
In a search for those inflexion points that might be responsible for Apex’s decision to leave Tennessee there is one that popped up and screamed – THAT’S IT!!
Please, please click on the You Tube video below and see the real reason why Apex called it quits – it’s because of the logic, eloquence and fortitude of Tennessee’s U.S. Senator, Lamar Alexander.
What Alexander argues before the Senate are the very same issues that influence Galloo, Lighthouse and any other wind project proposed for New York.
Alexander’s best line was ‘Choosing wind turbine electric generation when you have nuclear capability is like going to war in sailboats when you have a nuclear navy’.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

IBERDROLA / AVANGRID MOVING FORWARD WITH HORSE CREEK INDUSTRIAL WIND COMPLEX

Updated-6/08/2017
10:20 AM
 May 31, 2017, Iberdrola/Avan Grid renewables filed a notice of construction with the Federal Aviation Administration asking for an OE/AAA (Obstruction Evaluation /Airport /Airport Airspace Analysis).

 The link below will take you to a database that includes case numbers, Latitude and longitude, structure height for each turbine for the proposed turbine buildout for the Horse Creek project. There are 45 turbines each turbine is 493 feet tall .


 The links I posted earlier timed out.  Below is a copy of the data in SCRIBD.
The blue links next to each turbine provide additional info for each turbine
Horse Creek FAA Turbine Data Base by pandorasboxofrocks on Scribd



The northernmost turbine in the Horse Creek industrial wind complex, will be located just 3,500, feet from Lafargeville Central School and 6.3 miles from the St.Lawrence river

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 Below is a map that provides an overview of determined and proposed wind turbine/met tower projects in Jefferson/Lewis County. To view the map on the FAA website go to this link https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/gisTools/gisAction.jsp?action=showWtBuildOutToolForm




The turbine data can also be accessed directly via the FAA website Go to this link   https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=showSearchProposedCasesForm

A search  box for proposed cases will appear ,select NY for the state box  . Then hit search .
Once you hit search a page will appear with lists of many NY projects,  at the bottom are numbers of multiple pages.  Pages 24, 25 & 26 will take you to the Horse Creek Turbines.
 FYI~   Albion (Lighthouse wind) can be found at the same link ~ pages 21, 22, 23 & 24


Watertown (Galloo)  can be found at this link  (Interim Projects)  https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=showSearchInterimCasesForm
Pages 1,2&3

Friday, May 26, 2017


State bill to block turbines near military bases like Fort Drum moves forward

By GORDON BLOCK
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
MAY 26, 2017

bill blocking wind turbines around military bases is pushing forward through the state Senate . Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chateaugay to review Jericho Rise host community agreement in dispute over outside noise testing of wind towers



By FRANK DIFIORE
MALONE TELEGRAM
MAY 23, 2017  

CHATEAUGAY — Wind towers in Chateaugay have again become the subject of noise complaints from residents, but efforts on the part of town officials to conduct independent testing have encountered obstacles. Continue reading via this link to the Malone Telegram

Agreements regarding Galloo Island Wind project application open for comment


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
MAY 23, 2017  


Proposed agreements between Apex Clean Energy and state agencies regarding what the developer will include in its Galloo Island Wind project application are available for public comment. Conrinue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Galloo Island Wind developer must provide more details for PILOT application


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
WEDSDAY, MAY 17, 2017


WATERTOWN — The developer for the Galloo Island Wind project needs to clarify sections of its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application before the committee charged with conducting the first step of the review process can deem it complete. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Saturday, May 6, 2017

No economic benefit in sight


Outside Looking In
PERRY WHITE
CITY EDITOR
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Just days after the Times published a story on commercial wind finances, Apex Clean Energy appeared before the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency board to present its case for a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement. Continue reading via this link to he Watertown Daily Times

Thursday, May 4, 2017

JCIDA committee to discuss Apex Clean Energy’s PILOT application later this month


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
WATERTOWN — Donald C. Alexander decided that the payment-in-lieu-of tax agreement application from the developer of the Galloo Island Wind project was suitable and the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency’s loan review committee will discuss it May 19. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Wind power companies get by with a little help from their friends

 By PERRY WHITE
 WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
 APRIL 30,2017


To the casual observer traveling along Route 177 in Lewis County, the long, slow glide of sleek windmill blades represents renewable energy.

For the foreign owners of these towers,however, each sweep represents money. Continue reading via this link to The Watertown Daily Times

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Michael Ringer Asks DOS if SASS Provides any protection against Wind En...

During the final grant information session on April 13, 2015 at the Cape Vincent Recreation Center, Michael Ringer asked the Department of State representative if SASS would provide any protection against Wind energy.

Steve Ridler from the Department of State said yes, wind turbines will be something SASS will be looking at. It will be a factor in the decisions that are made when it comes to wind turbines.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Retired biologist argues Jefferson County not suitable for wind turbines

By MARCUS WOLF
Watertown Daily Times
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

State agency guidelines and reports used to help review the Clean Energy Standard advise against wind energy development in Jefferson County, argues a retired biologist tasked with reviewing Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island Wind project. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Land trust opposes wind development in the Thousand Islands


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017


Potential habitat fragmentation and wildlife displacement or reduction have prompted the Thousand Islands Land Trust to announce its opposition toward Avangrid Renewables’s Horse Creek Wind Farm and any other projects proposed in the St. Lawrence River Valley. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Friday, April 14, 2017

Governor establishes wind turbine setback


WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES OPINION~

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017  


 Maple Ridge Wind farm

It is with professional appreciation that we extend this note of thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking a courageous stand establishing a statewide, 30-mile setback standard for industrial wind turbine emplacements. Clearly, he understands the adverse impacts of poorly sited industrial wind turbines on human health, the environment, property values, the economy and quality of life. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Friday, March 31, 2017


Cuomo’s SolarCity disaster could become a monument to corruption

By E.J. McMahon
New York Post
September 22, 2016

Earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid a visit to the centerpiece of his upstate economic development strategy: a massive, still-unfinished “gigafactory” taxpayers spent $750 million to build and equip for SolarCity, a money-losing company with a foggy future. Continue reading via this link to the NYPost


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fort Drum land use study outlined at public hearing


By Gordon Block
Watertown Daily Times
03/30/2017

EVANS MILLS — Local residents had a chance to give their opinions on a new land use study, one button-push at a time, as researchers consider future growth on and off-post. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Wind Turbines led to last September’s statewide blackout in South Australia.


By Michael Owen
The Australian
A key report highlights the problems with South Australia’s high level of renewable generation, finding that control settings on wind farm turbines led to last September’s statewide blackout in South Australia. Continue reading via this link to The Austrlian


Trump Poised To Sign Executive Order Targeting Most Of Obama's Climate Change Agenda

Today, President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign a sweeping executive order that rolls back much of President Obama’s job-killing  climate change regulations, including the Clean Power Plan.

Schumer loses cool with Trump supporter at swanky restaurant


Sen. Chuck Schumer caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.”
Continue reading via this link to page six

Monday, March 27, 2017

Gone With The Wind

Executive order to kill Obama-era Clean Power Plan coming


By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times - Sunday, March 26, 2017

President Trump this week will sign an executive order to begin unraveling the Clean Power Plan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Sunday, the first step in the lengthy process of dismantling the central piece of former President Obama’s climate-change agenda.

Continue reading via this link to the Washington Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017


N.C. Republicans target wind farms that would impact military sites

by World Tribune Staff, March 26, 2017

A group of North Carolina Republican lawmakers is seeking a 3-year moratorium on the construction of wind farms that they say pose potential safety risks to the state’s military installations Continue reading via this link to World tribune

The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico


“Before, I could hear all the animals living in the areas. Through their songs and sounds, I knew when it was going to rain or when it was the best time to plant. Now though, it seems the animals have left due to the wind turbines,” Teran shared with sadness and rage in his voice.
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A palm hat worn down by time covers the face of Celestino Bortolo Teran, a sixty-year-old indigenous Zapotec man. He walks behind his ox team as they open furrows in the earth, a seventeen-year-old youth trails behind sowing white, red, and black corn, a ritual of ancient knowledge shared between local people and the earth. Neither of the two notices the sound of our car as we arrive “because of the wind turbines,” says Teran. Just fifty meters away, a wind farm has been installed by the Spanish company Natural Gas Fenosa. It will generate, at least for the next three decades, what governments and energy companies have declared clean energy. Continue reading via this link to Upside Down World.org



Related link:
They guarantee investment of 4 thousand mdd for windfarm in the Isthmus


Saturday, March 18, 2017


Weather service concerned that wind farm could interfere with local forecasts

By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017  

National Weather Service officials are concerned that the latest wind project from Avangrid Renewables proposed in Worth and Redfield would interfere with collecting data for local weather forecasts. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Iberdrola Warns Of The Risk From Trump To US Renewables’ Growth Plan


POSTED BY: THE CORNER
9TH MARCH 2017
Iberdrola has warned its shareholders and investors in its 2016 annual report of the risk Donald Trump’s administration poses to renewables’ growth plans in the US. Iberdrola says Trump could freeze or eliminate the CPP (Clean Power Plan) designed by Obama. Bankinter’s analysts remind this envisaged investments of $8.5 billion a year until 2030, aimed at reducing gas emissions by one third in the world’s leading economy. Continue reading via this link to The Corner.eu

Monday, February 27, 2017

In New York, Wind And Solar Get Double Their Value In Subsidies


By Andrew Follett

Energy and Science Reporter

New York state is paying 11 large wind and solar power projects two times more in subsidies than the projects actually generate in electricity.

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the $360 million in spending over the weekend, but didn’t reveal the precise amount of funding for each project. Continue reading via this link to the Daily Caller

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lighthouse owners want more communication with town officials about wind project


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017


The owners of the historic lighthouse on Galloo Island want to know what Hounsfield town officials will do to represent their interests in the review process for Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island Wind project Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Members of group fighting wind turbines speak at state conference


Representatives of Save Ontario Shores met with town leaders from across New York state on Monday to continue their fight against industrial wind turbines.

During a presentation Monday afternoon at the Association of Towns of New York meeting in mid-town Manhattan, Pam Atwater, SOS president, spoke to attendees about a statement made by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during a recent State of the State address. In discussing a proposed industrial wind project 30 miles off the coast of Long Island, Cuomo said, “Not even Superman standing on Montauk Point can see these wind farms.” Continue reading via this link to the Nigara Gazette

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Court upholds Rush County wind decision  


By JAMES SPRAGUE
Connersville News-Examiner  
February 15, 2017 |  

NDIANAPOLIS – The proposed Flat Rock Wind Project in Rush County became a little less likely to happen, at least in Rush County, as of this week.

The Indiana Court of Appeals Tuesday morning issued its opinion on the case involving Flat Rock Wind, LLC. – also known as Apex Clean Energy – and the Rush County Area Board of Zoning Appeals, with that opinion upholding the decision back in July 2015 to enact a 2,300-foot setback distance, from non-participating property lines, on Apex’s special exception permits for construction of industrial wind turbines as part of the proposed wind project which is slated to span both Rush and Henry counties. Continue reading via this link to National Wind Watch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wind farm opponent warns St. Lawrence County legislators of potential problems


BY SUSAN MENDE
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
FEBRUARY14,2017

CANTON — A Massachusetts resident warned St. Lawrence County legislators Monday night they’ll be sorry if an industrial wind farm comes to fruition in the towns of Hopkinton and Parishville. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Monday, February 13, 2017


BIG Wind Attorney MUSCATO asks PSC if Calvin Luther Martin has legitimate party status in the Parishville / Hopkinton Wind project

J.Muscato attorney for the Atlantic Wind  North Ridge Wind Energy Project in the Towns of Parishville and Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County, requested clarification from the Public Service Commission as to whether Calvin Luther Martin has a legitimate right to be a party in the Article 10 process.    
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BIG Wind Attorney MUSCATO asks PSC if Calvin Luther Martin has legitimate party status in case #16-F-0268... by pandorasboxofrocks on Scribd


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Public Service Commission , answer to Muscato

PSC Provides Clarification on Party Status to Big Wind Attorney J. Muscato by pandorasboxofrocks on Scribd

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Protest over proposed wind farm prompts St. Lawrence County Legislature to create wind committee

By SUSAN MENDE
THE OGDENSBURG JOURNAL
PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

CANTON — Opposition to a proposed wind farm in the towns of Hopkinton and Parishville has prompted St. Lawrence County Legislature to create an ad-hoc wind committee. Continue reading via this link to the Ogdensburg Journal

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Supervisors ask JCIDA to revise policy to increase accountability

“We will take their concerns and incorporate them into the dialogue of the evaluation of the UTEP,” said JCLDC CEO Donald C. Alexander.


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017  

WATERTOWN — A group of town supervisors asked the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency to make business owners more accountable for their tax relief and to prevent tax abatement for renewable energy projects in its revised uniform tax exemption policy. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wind project opponent conducts his own avian risk assessment


By MARCUS WOLF
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
FEBRUARY 6, 2017 AT 12:30 AM


Apex Clean Energy’s Galloo Island Wind project is expected to displace, if not kill, thousands of birds and bats, an opponent of the project claimed in his avian risk assessment. Continue reading via this link to the Watertown Daily Times