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Rathbun said he was concerned that if the town enacted a moratorium now — when no major developments or wind-turbine projects were pending — it might not be able to handle a project once one was proposed.
HICKSVILLE – Now that Greenpeace has endorsed the Long Island Power Authority’s proposed Offshore Wind Park, the federal government wants to take a look.
VAN HORNESVILLE — The next step in an issue that's churning up this small southeastern Herkimer County community comes later this month when residents comment on a proposal to develop wind turbines.
More than 150 lawyers and interested citizens showed up Friday for Albany Law School's day-long discussion on windpower in New York.
A group of residents has hired an attorney in connection with proposals to build a wind farm in the town of Cape Vincent. Wind Power Ethics Group, made up of approximately 30 people, wants a moratorium on development of commercial wind power facilities.
Five families in the rural Steuben County Town of Howard have brought a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court seeking to nullify the Wind Energy Facilities (WEF) law adopted by the Howard Town Board in February 2006.
HORNBY | Opinions seemed split Wednesday night on a proposed local law that could clear the way for the construction of a large wind farm across the town's rural landscape.
GREEENFIELD -- Townspeople will get a chance tonight to comment on a local law that could allow a wind power company to build a meteorological test tower near Lake Desolation. The 198-foot test tower would be the first step in Airtricity Inc.'s plan to put about 25 power-generating windmills on a ridge in Greenfield's northwest corner. The proposed wind farm would be just outside the Adirondack Park, with its heavy restrictions on construction.
The Long Island Power Authority's Green Choice plan is being placed under scrutiny by local officials who are questioning the marketing campaign of the program.
When a town board schedules a meeting on a Saturday and so many people show up, you know it's a big issue: wind farms.
So much is unknown about the impact of this project that nothing less than the most comprehensive review is required.
Is wind energy development simply one more example of our government promoting a good cause in the wrong way?
The community seems divided on the issue. There are yard signs supporting and opposing the project.
If you don’t have time to make the right decisions now, you will have plenty of time later to wish you did. Wisdom in this situation screams for a moratorium.
Agency’s South Shore Wind Park plan has leg up because of exemption in 2005 Energy Policy Act
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) - Residents of a northern New York town have a message for wind-farm developers: Not in my back yard.
MALONE — The 15 or so people in attendance applauded Wednesday night when the Malone Town Council adopted a local law that severely restricts the construction of wind towers.
But I was sitting at my kitchen table in North Buffalo, far from the wind farms of the Southern Tier, and such distance makes for simple, black-and-white comprehension. There are places in Western New York where wind energy isn’t so clear a choice. Places with names like Perry, Sheldon and Arkwright, rural towns perched atop the high glacial ridges to the east and south of the city, whose landscapes might soon be dominated by hundreds of towering, 400-foot windmills. As wind companies eye their windswept fields and make overtures to local town boards, divisions run deeper and deeper between citizens who disagree on the merits of wind farm development in their backyards. In such locales, the gray areas of wind development come into sharp focus.
Albany Law School will host a one-day conference examining the legal issues involved with siting wind turbines on June 16.
BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Town Council is interested in forming a committee of community residents for discussion and input into changes that could be made to the zoning law in regard to wind farms.