Cape Vincent officials urge tougher wind turbine noise standards
In a draft letter to commission Secretary Jaclyn A. Brilling signed by Supervisor Urban C. Hirschey, the board asked the state to amend Article X to require wind farm developers to assess low-frequency noise impact - a component, town officials argue, that will be "most annoying and unhealthy."
May 19, 2012
by Jaegun Lee
in Watertown Daily Times
CAPE VINCENT - The town board has decided to submit its own recommendations to the state Public Service Commission regarding Article X of the 2011 Power NY Act.
Instead of simply endorsing a letter by environmental attorney Gary A. Abraham - most likely to avoid backlash from local supporters of wind farms who have accused Mr. Abraham of lobbying for anti-wind groups - the town drafted its own letter calling for tougher restrictions and more local control over wind development.
In a draft letter to commission Secretary Jaclyn A. Brilling signed by Supervisor Urban C. Hirschey, the board asked the state to... [continue via Web link]