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Once in favor of wind power, Yates residents become overwhelmingly opposed

Two surveys last fall showed overwhelming opposition to the Lighthouse Wind project proposed by Apex Clean Energy, which wants to erect a total of as many as 70 wind turbines in Yates and the neighboring Town of Somerset in Niagara County. ...Somerset town leaders have been vocal in their opposition to the project, hiring former state Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco to provide legal muscle for their fight against the plan.
12 Jan 2016

Wind power foes fear impact on Falls air base

Opponents of a planned wind power project on the shores of Lake Ontario asserted Wednesday that the presence of the turbines might be a black mark against the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in any future round of threatened base closures, even though the turbines would be about 25 miles away.
7 Jan 2016

Kingfisher Wind: No completion by end-of-year deadline

An Oklahoma wind project in Canadian and Kingfisher County will not be completed by its deadline, according to an Apex Clean Line Energy official. Apex spokeswoman Davhi Wilson said construction with the Kingfisher Wind facility is ongoing, even though it was scheduled to be completed before the end of 2015.
28 Dec 2015

Wind project converting to solar

On Dec. 14, Mills Branch Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy, filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission for a 60-megawatt solar photovoltaic generating facility in the Chesterville area. The company seeks approval in time to begin construction in June and be online by the end of October, according to the filing.
23 Dec 2015

Elm Springs wind farm promoters pull back

Elite Energy on Dec. 14 withdrew its request to rezone about 300 acres for industrial use for the project, its first procedural speed bump. That postponed the question-and-answer session indefinitely. Douthit said Dragonfly has received residents' emailed questions, and he still expects the company to give answers, perhaps when the project comes before town officials again.
23 Dec 2015

Enfield wind farm board member faces harassment charge

"I want the cops here right now!" called a clearly upset woman from the back of the Enfield gymnasium. ..."I haven't been able to talk all night because I've had a gag clause... I'm afraid I'm gonna get sued! And then the wind people just grabbed my arm. This is the kind of shit I'm talking about!" said the woman, whom the police report identified as Theresa Guler of Enfield.
22 Dec 2015

Black Oak Wind concern, support draws 150

Worries that the Black Oak Wind Farm will decimate property values and cause public health and safety issues, among other concerns, spurred about 150 people to fill a public meeting Thursday night. ...The meeting had a tense atmosphere throughout. Several people yelled comments out of turn, and others raised their voice into a microphone when it was their turn to speak.
18 Dec 2015

Arkwright wind farm project progresses

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency met this week at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in Dunkirk for a deviation hearing on the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm LLC, ready to receive comments from representatives of the taxing jurisdictions on the company's requested abatement of real property taxes with respect to the project facility.
18 Dec 2015
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