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Draft of Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study offers ideas for managing wind turbine development

Among the recommendations in the 118-page report was for military officials to identify areas where wind turbines could pose a threat, to create a Regional Wind Energy Policy Steering Group to raise awareness of potential projects, to become an “Interested Party” on the state Siting Board and to coordinate with wind developers to create agreements supporting both new projects and military missions.
7 Nov 2017

SOS turns up volume on its wind farm protest

Save Ontario Shores, the grassroots organization fighting the possible siting of an industrial-scale wind farm near the Lake Ontario shoreline in the Barker-Lyndonville area, has paid for two billboards near Niagara Falls Boulevard and Walmore Road to support its cause.
24 Jun 2017

Weather service concerned that wind farm could interfere with local forecasts

“The National Weather Service uses that radar to issue any type of hazardous weather watches or warnings in (the Fort Drum) area,” she said, adding that the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Air Force also use the Montague radar station. The National Weather Service is also concerned that the proposed Deer River and Roaring Brook wind farms in Lewis County, which are also owned by Avangrid Renewables, would have the same impact on the Montague radar, Ms. Schultz said.
18 Mar 2017

Congressman Chris Collins introduces legislation to blow back wind turbines

Congressman Collins introduced the “Protection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act” in an effort to ensure that any new wind turbines located within a 40-mile radius of a military installation will be deemed ineligible for renewable energy tax credits. Full text of the legislation can be read here.  A companion bill was introduced in the United States Senate by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX.
29 Nov 2016

Fort Drum relays some concerns about wind turbine development, says more research necessary

Though its radar technology can mitigate some of the turbines’ effects, the post said it is not a complete solution. The post currently has routine aviation training take place in the areas around Clayton and Henderson, where turbines are being considered. Existing windmills at the Maple Ridge farm in Lewis County have caused some adjustments to its radar, the post said.
25 May 2016

113-foot blade falls off Fenner windmill; Bolt failure

Wind_turbine_fenner_thumb There were two big booms when it happened, one when it hit and then another when it probably flipped over,” said Fenner resident Dick Foringer, who lives about 900 feet away. ...Editor's note: Mr. Foringer confirmed by phone that the initial impact crater was 323 feet from the base of the turbine. The blade then bounced, and ultimately landed 471 feet from the base. 
12 Feb 2016

Collins: Turbines may hurt air base

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has voiced its concerns about a proposal to erect a wind farm along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Niagara County. ...Apex ie eyeing placement of between 58 and 70 wind turbines, up to 620 feet tall each, along the lakeshore in Somerset and the neighboring town of Yates in Orleans County.
11 Dec 2015

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