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Moratorium on wind development a good idea for Cape Vincent

Petitions are being circulated in the town of Cape Vincent calling for a one-year town-wide moratorium on any wind farm development. The petition is calling on the Cape Vincent town officials to enact such a moratorium to thoroughly examine wind farm zoning regulations appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of all the residents of the community as well as the aesthetic impacts to the town and 1000 Islands region.

Petitions are being circulated in the town of Cape Vincent calling for a one-year town-wide moratorium on any wind farm development. The petition is calling on the Cape Vincent town officials to enact such a moratorium to thoroughly examine wind farm zoning regulations appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of all the residents of the community as well as the aesthetic impacts to the town and 1000 Islands region.

A one-year town-wide moratorium seems to be a reasonable request and a warranted action given the fact the town has no zoning laws in place to protect its citizens. The town is currently proposing a one-year partial wind-farm development moratorium in the lake and river districts where no known wind developments are proposed. It would seem more logical that any moratorium would first apply to those parts of the town where wind farms are currently being proposed.

The town completed a draft wind law earlier this year, at considerable expense to the taxpayers. How can the town on the one hand consider a partial moratorium to enact a wind law, while on the other hand fail to disclose their completed draft wind law? A town-wide moratorium as well as the... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Petitions are being circulated in the town of Cape Vincent calling for a one-year town-wide moratorium on any wind farm development. The petition is calling on the Cape Vincent town officials to enact such a moratorium to thoroughly examine wind farm zoning regulations appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of all the residents of the community as well as the aesthetic impacts to the town and 1000 Islands region.

A one-year town-wide moratorium seems to be a reasonable request and a warranted action given the fact the town has no zoning laws in place to protect its citizens. The town is currently proposing a one-year partial wind-farm development moratorium in the lake and river districts where no known wind developments are proposed. It would seem more logical that any moratorium would first apply to those parts of the town where wind farms are currently being proposed.

The town completed a draft wind law earlier this year, at considerable expense to the taxpayers. How can the town on the one hand consider a partial moratorium to enact a wind law, while on the other hand fail to disclose their completed draft wind law? A town-wide moratorium as well as the release of their newest draft wind law is needed.

Wind farm development in any part of the town without zoning and/or a wind law in place would be an unfairness and injustice to all the citizens of the town and certainly contrary to the interest of good government. A one-year town-wide wind farm development moratorium would provide time for the deliberation and enactment of responsible zoning.


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JUL 28 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/21436-moratorium-on-wind-development-a-good-idea-for-cape-vincent
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