Videos from New York
APEX Clean Energy wants to erect 30 turbines on Galloo Island but residents in New York State are fighting back.
This powerful video conveys the shock and sadness as wind energy projects move through Arkwright, NY and Chautauqua County.
Mary Kay Barton has been writing and speaking about the wind industry since 2004. Albert Vliestra was passively in favor of wind turbines coming to Warsaw County, then he became ill -- with protracted ailments -- after the turbines were installed in the area. Following a long fight against the turbines, Cathi Orr lost. She sold her 100 acre farm at a substantial loss, and fled. Albert Vliestra, too, sold his dream home at a major loss. The living room where this interview takes place is that of Linda and Paul Makson. The Makson home is surrounded by 16 giant wind turbines that creak, groan, whistle and whoosh all the time, but the infrasound is worse. And worse yet, New York taxpayers are paying for it, as per Governor Cuomo's "green energy" program.
Kevin Sigourney, who is suffering the impact of EDPR's Jericho Rise wind facility sited in Chateaugay, NY, addressed the Hopkinton (NY) Wind Advisory Committee (WAC). Four turbines are directly behind Mr. Sigourney's home. Two are 1/3 of a mile away. The other two are 1/2 a mile a way. Mr. Sigourney explains how he is at the point where the noise makes living in his home unbearable.
The proposed Horse Creek Wind Farm south of Clayton will impact many people along the St. Lawrence River and the North Country.
The lawsuits were filed in State Supreme Court in Wyoming County and they also seek restrictions on operation of the wind turbines.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
This is how a wind facilty looks at night taken from 16 miles away. The camera was at Bristol Harbor Resort and the Dutch Hill wind farm is in Cohocton, NY. Duration: 44 seconds
This is the theatrical trailer for Laura Israel's WINDFALL. WINDFALL is a beautifully photographed feature length film that documents how a proposal in Meredith New York divides its residents as they fight over the future of their community. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, a group of townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the impacts that the 400-foot high windmills slated for Meredith could bring to their community as well as the potential for financial scams. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, WINDFALL is an eye-opener that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy. Duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds
These wind turbines are visible from almost 20 miles. Lake Erie Alternative Power (LEAP) wants to build 1,400 out in the lake, it will cost billions of our tax dollars for subsidies and ratepayers will be paying extremely high electric rates for the offshore power. LEAP is a holding company whose prime objective is to build offshore power facilities... wind farms. Duration 1 minute 53 seconds
Wethersfield, New York: Strobe lights light up the giant wind turbines at night. Fenner, New York: The giant machines make very eerie sounds. Duration 6 minutes 48 seconds
WIVB TV in New York examines why the Steelwinds 8 turbine facility in Lackawanna, New York is down again. Duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds.
FAIRFIELD/NORWAY, N.Y. - The Hardscrabble Wind Project is temporarily suspended after an inspection determined some of the concrete used to make the bases of the turbines is substandard.
This two-part radio interview features Dr. Michael Nissenbaum of Fort Kent Maine. Dr. Nissenbaum conducted medical interviews with the families of Mars Hill, Maine who live within 3600-feet of turbines. He discusses his findings, and more, in this interview with Brian O'Neil of WLEA radio in New York. A presentation of his data can be found here: http://www.windaction.org/documents/20497 .
This two-part radio interview features Dr. Michael Nissenbaum of Fort Kent Maine. Dr. Nissenbaum conducted medical interviews with the families of Mars Hill, Maine who live within 3600-feet of turbines. He discusses his findings, and more, in this interview with Brian O'Neil of WLEA radio in New York.
This short video offers an interesting tour of Cohocton's Dutch Hill wind energy facility erected by First Wind LLC. The project was commissioned in January 2009. The noise represented in this video is of interest as complaints of turbine noise have been reported at the site. Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds
Mr. Graham of Cohocton, New York, agreed to lease his land to UPC/First Wind for the siting of wind turbines. The turbines went online in December 2008 and the noise complaints started immediately. In this video, Mr. Graham pleads with town officials to shut off the turbines near his home so his wife and he can sleep. Duration: 5 minutes 8 seconds
Landowners in this rural Albany County NY community have been approached by representatives of Shell Oil seeking lease agreements to erect 50 or more wind turbines. Not everyone in the community welcomes the visits. Duraction: 2 minutes 4 seconds
On April 21, the Prattsburgh, NY town board voted 3-2 to authorize the commencement of eminent domain proceedings against landowners unwilling to sign easement agreements with UPC Wind (First Wind), a private wind energy developer seeking to erect 36 turbines across forty-eight properties town. A public hearing was held on May 22 to permit residents and affected landowners an opportunity to comment on the Board's actions. This video clip from the May 22 hearing captures the shock and anger of many in the town over the Board's actions. To view the full set of video clips from this meeting click here.
This video shows road damage produced by overweight equipment on Cohocton, NY town roads. This is a UPC Wind project; Mortenson is the general contractor. Part I: duration 7 minutes 45 seconds Part II: duration 8 minutes 23 seconds