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While the industry portrays electricity-generating windmills as a benign and natural source of power, community opposition to new windmill farms is cropping up across the country - particularly in Eastern states, where there are more people fleeing urban blight to live in idyllic rural towns.
An Irish company wants to erect about 20 wind towers in Saratoga County, the first such power project to be proposed within the immediate Capital Region.
GREENFIELD -- An Irish company wants to build 20 to 30 electricity-generating wind turbines atop a mountain near Lake Desolation in the town of Greenfield. The question is, do people in Greenfield want wind turbines in their town?
If you think wind turbines are benign free energy producers, do your homework.Editor's Note: This also appeared in The American Daily http://americandaily.com/article/13173
The village of Clayton planning board is taking steps towards developing a wind farm in the town of Clayton.
Village leaders in Naples, Ontario County, have voted to join a lawsuit challenging a wind energy project planned for the nearby towns of Prattsburg and Italy.
ITALY — A Buffalo-area wind turbine company has filed a complaint, saying the town’s six-month extension on its wind turbine moratorium unlawfully prevents the firm from building the electricity substation it would need for its Steuben County generators.
Wind farms have opened and more are proposed, but they can't generate power in nearly the volume needed.
Background: One month after the plaintiffs purchased defendants' 133-acre Otsego County property, they learned that plans were in the works for the construction of large wind turbines on the adjacent parcel. They thereafter commenced this action seeking rescission of the contract and money damages stemming from alleged fraud and misrepresentation on the part of defendants in conjunction with the sale. At issue was an order of the Supreme Court denying summary judgment to the defendants. Summary judgment is when the court rules against a party without a trial) to defendants. The court upheld the denial of summary judgment. The ruling can be accessed by clicking the links on this page.
CASTILE – The Town Board has approved a one-year moratorium on wind turbine development.
Towns throughout Delaware County have implemented or are considering moratoriums on wind turbines to be prepared if proposals for wind farms are presented.
ALBANY — Among his 202 budget vetoes, Gov. George Pataki blocked a move by the Legislature to take control of grant money earmarked to spur renewable energy projects around the state.
HARTSVILLE - Six months of tense wind farm debate has divided in the Town of Hartsville and led the town board to adopt rules of decorum.
ROCHESTER | A lawsuit has been filed against a Prattsburgh wind farm developer in state Supreme Court, extending a drawn-out battle over wind energy in the region.
But the process has become a handy tool for developers rather than a safety net for anyone needing protection.
You can't see it, but you can feel it--and soon it might generate money for the Jefferson County town of Cape Vincent.
A 200-foot antenna-like structure installed at Fresh Kills may not be much to look at, but it will help experts determine whether there's enough wind to drive turbines on top of one of the former landfill's trash mounds.
MILFORD — A forum Monday night was held to educate the masses — not get their opinions — on two proposed projects and the review processes surrounding them.
ARKPORT, New York -- Upstate New York's continuing battle over wind farms just took a weird and interesting turn: One of the biggest opponents has flipped and now supports the construction of large wind farms -- as long as they're built his way.
ALBANY -- One of the first veto battles of this year's legislative session may start today as observers predict Gov. George Pataki will nix a proposal to shift control of some $200 million worth of utility surcharges from a state agency to the Legislature.