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County losing more than it gains with PILOT

I would like to "thank" Jefferson County legislators for opening the door to the big wind companies' invasion of Jefferson County. They are allowing these companies to come into our communities to destroy our life, our health and our homes. All legislators should have done their homework on the wind issue.

I would like to "thank" Jefferson County legislators for opening the door to the big wind companies' invasion of Jefferson County. They are allowing these companies to come into our communities to destroy our life, our health and our homes.

All legislators should have done their homework on the wind issue. At least eight of them rolled over for the wind companies, when a moratorium would have been more appropriate. It is a disgrace. The long-term effects will be costly to the taxpayers and the local communities. The county stands to lose more money with the loss of property values and local taxes than it will ever gain in a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement from well-financed and unprincipled companies. These shell companies engineer propaganda to divide local communities and they have succeeded.

The dogmatic views of the voters-for-wind have fueled this animosity directed toward waterfront property owners. This group has refused to accept the worldwide facts that have been published detailing the failures of wind energy and the cost to local communities. They write them off as fear-mongering and myths.

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I would like to "thank" Jefferson County legislators for opening the door to the big wind companies' invasion of Jefferson County. They are allowing these companies to come into our communities to destroy our life, our health and our homes.

All legislators should have done their homework on the wind issue. At least eight of them rolled over for the wind companies, when a moratorium would have been more appropriate. It is a disgrace. The long-term effects will be costly to the taxpayers and the local communities. The county stands to lose more money with the loss of property values and local taxes than it will ever gain in a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement from well-financed and unprincipled companies. These shell companies engineer propaganda to divide local communities and they have succeeded.

The dogmatic views of the voters-for-wind have fueled this animosity directed toward waterfront property owners. This group has refused to accept the worldwide facts that have been published detailing the failures of wind energy and the cost to local communities. They write them off as fear-mongering and myths.

The state of New York is hemorrhaging tax dollars daily as people move to other states as a result of poorly thought-out policies such as this. Industrial wind farms being built in the state's scenic areas will only escalate this trend. I grew up on the shores of Three Mile Bay in a cottage built by my dad. Like most summer homes on the water, they are passed on in the family.

Never have I seen the amount of distress and division in this and other communities that the wind issue has generated. This is not about electricity; this is about money and always has been.


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FEB 11 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/24666-county-losing-more-than-it-gains-with-pilot
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