Scrap wind leases and start over in Cape
This crisis involves far more than just our officials (though they have not handled it very well). It includes every landowner who signed a land lease and was promised wind turbines on their property before there were regulations in place to govern them. It includes every brother, sister, parent, cousin or friend of them, who refuses to consider the negative impact of these turbines on their friends, neighbors and community as a whole simply because they don't want to deny these landowners this revenue windfall.
March 6, 2009
by David L aMora
in Watertown Daily Times
The recent outpouring of support for the local officials of Cape Vincent following the publication of names considered in conflict of interest in the wind-farm debate is very heartwarming but unfortunately not very productive. In fact, by casting the WPEG as villains and invoking the emotions of the recent tragedy in the Cape, these supporters are guilty of the same mudslinging they accuse WPEG of.
The intensity of their reactions brings to mind a quote from Shakespeare that my most revered English teacher Edna Edsall often would turn on her students, "The lady doth protest too much, me thinks." I... [continue via Web link]