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2 wind farms under review

Two separate wind farms proposed for Prattsburgh, Steuben County, are now being reviewed by the same local development agency.

The New York State Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that it has appointed the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency to review the environmental impact of the WindFarm Prattsburgh proposal to build turbines in Prattsburgh and in the town of Italy, Yates County.

Last year, the agency also accepted responsibility for reviewing a proposal by Ecogen, LLC, based in West Seneca, Erie County. If both controversial projects are built, they would have a combined 120 turbines.

A final general environmental impact statement on the Ecogen proposal was completed in November, while the EIS on the WindFarm Prattsburgh project has not yet been published. If approved, both projects are slated for construction in 2006-07.

Forest owners meet Wednesday

More than 14 million acres of forest in New York state is owned by a half-million small woodlot owners. And these families that look to forestland as a source of income or a recreational resource worry about rising property taxes.

The assessment of rural land will be discussed at the next meeting of the New York Forest Owner's Association meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at the Cornell... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
The New York State Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that it has appointed the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency to review the environmental impact of the WindFarm Prattsburgh proposal to build turbines in Prattsburgh and in the town of Italy, Yates County.

Last year, the agency also accepted responsibility for reviewing a proposal by Ecogen, LLC, based in West Seneca, Erie County. If both controversial projects are built, they would have a combined 120 turbines.

A final general environmental impact statement on the Ecogen proposal was completed in November, while the EIS on the WindFarm Prattsburgh project has not yet been published. If approved, both projects are slated for construction in 2006-07.

Forest owners meet Wednesday

More than 14 million acres of forest in New York state is owned by a half-million small woodlot owners. And these families that look to forestland as a source of income or a recreational resource worry about rising property taxes.

The assessment of rural land will be discussed at the next meeting of the New York Forest Owner's Association meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 247 Highland Ave. in Rochester.

For more information, visit the association's Web site at www.nyfoa.org.

Source: http://www.democratandchron...

JAN 24 2006
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