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New wind turbine's receive backlash from Otsego County communities

WKTV News| Thomas Tallarino |January 23, 2024
New YorkImpact on PeopleZoning/Planning

"What New York State is doing is really trying to take away the rights of people to their own future and development and sights and farmland," she said. "This is all the stuff they hold dear to them, and they think New York state is impinging on their rights directly on their future."


SPRINGFIELD, N.Y. -- Members of the towns of Stark, Warren, and Springfield are fighting against the new wind farm projects. 

These wind farms are projects of New Leaf Stark 1 and Stark 2. The project encompasses more than 400 acres across the three towns.

Many right now are against the idea of wind farms for a number of reasons. Earlier tonight, an information session was held to learn more about wind energy.

Four different engineers spoke about all the negative effects that can come from this type of energy and how it can harm many aspects such as land and physical health. 

Springfield resident Nicole Dillingham brought this meeting together to help others fight for their rights when it comes to their farmland. 

"What New York State is …

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SPRINGFIELD, N.Y. -- Members of the towns of Stark, Warren, and Springfield are fighting against the new wind farm projects. 

These wind farms are projects of New Leaf Stark 1 and Stark 2. The project encompasses more than 400 acres across the three towns.

Many right now are against the idea of wind farms for a number of reasons. Earlier tonight, an information session was held to learn more about wind energy.

Four different engineers spoke about all the negative effects that can come from this type of energy and how it can harm many aspects such as land and physical health. 

Springfield resident Nicole Dillingham brought this meeting together to help others fight for their rights when it comes to their farmland. 

"What New York State is doing is really trying to take away the rights of people to their own future and development and sights and farmland," she said. "This is all the stuff they hold dear to them, and they think New York state is impinging on their rights directly on their future."

Many that are opposed to this project say the goal is to protect the health of the land and the community. The importance of natural assets in New York state is something they feel shouldn't be messed with. 


Source:https://www.wktv.com/news/new…

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