Articles filed under General from New York

Can't Apex Clean Energy take a hint?

Despite overwhelming public rejection, Apex pushes on with Project Lighthouse Wind, under the authority of the recently passed Article X of the state Public Service law. This law stripped local governments of the ability to decide the fate of this project and placed that authority in the hands of a siting board dominated by Albany politicians. Big business and big government are therefore in control of our community and our destiny. 
13 Aug 2016

Keep wind project out of my backyard

We do not want our area to become an industrial wasteland. We do not want our health compromised. We do not want our eagles, bats and migratory birds slaughtered. We do not want our dark skies cluttered with flashing lights. We do not want to be subjected to the torture of shadow flicker, infrasound and incessant wind turbine noise. We do not want our rights as landowners removed by Article X.
9 Aug 2016

New York abets Apex's assault on our community

Despite overwhelming opposition to the Lighthouse Wind project, Big Wind LLC, also known as Apex Clean Energy LLC, remains intent on assaulting Somerset and Yates citizens. Apex's unscrupulous history of spreading misinformation is most troubling. Even worse is the apparent collusion between Apex and New York State’s bureaucracies. 
8 Aug 2016

Winds of discontent blow over Lake Ontario towns eyed for turbines

But local residents see the prospect of turbines differently, and that has broken long friendships and created deep rifts in the two towns where they would rise. “We’re in the fight of our lives here,” said John Riggi of Yates, who fears the character of his Orleans County town would be ruined if a state siting board approves the Lighthouse Wind project.
31 Jul 2016

Lyme Town Board questions wind developers at monthly board meeting

The Lyme Town Council discussed potential zoning issues and intervenor funding with wind developer representatives during its monthly board meeting ...“We have a wind law in place, and any developer has to follow the process we set down,” Mr. Aubertine (Town Supervisor) said. “If they don’t want to abide by that law, we’ll reject (their proposal).”
24 Jul 2016

Newfield proposal blocks wind farms

In the newly proposed law, the setback is increased to 1,760 feet or three times the blade radius, whichever is greater, from adjacent property lines, unless each neighboring landowner within 1,760 feet consents to a written lease, easement or other agreement. 
9 Jul 2016

Meeting in Parishville on 40-tower wind farm plan gets mixed reviews

Miller said he felt that the information they were getting from Atlantic Wind was “the standard low-level boilerplate information that was not specific to this project. And they said things like, ‘No, it does not affect land values,’ or ‘No, we haven’t signed leases, we’re not that far along.’ Whenever we asked hard or detailed questions, we got, ‘Oh, that’s not my area of expertise.’”
17 Jun 2016

How low can Apex go?

Apex's tactics are no different than the ones by the unscrupulous wind corporation that assaulted us in Orangeville. These morally bankrupt big wind LLCs sneak into town and make deals with large landowners long before anyone else knows what's going on. They show up spewing make-believe stories about life under these giant industrial machines. They use divide-and-conquer tactics that pit neighbor against neighbor.
15 May 2016

In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources in the next 15 years. That has wind developers eyeing the farm land along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. One energy company has revived an interest in constructing a wind farm in Jefferson County that would extend across the towns of Clayton, Orleans, Brownville and Lyme.
3 May 2016

Apex seeks second Orleans County wind power project

Barre Supervisor Mark L. Chamberlain said he had no inkling of the project until receiving a letter from Apex early this week. Apex issued a news release late Wednesday. “They told us nothing. The extent of the letter was, they would like to meet with us to discuss it,” Chamberlain said.
29 Apr 2016
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