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Comments on the St. Lawrence Wind Draft Environmental Impact Statement — Cape Vincent

Save The River and Thousand Islands Land Trust respectfully submit the following comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the St. Lawrence Wind project proposed by AES/Acciona Energy NY, Inc. in the Town of Cape Vincent.

Save The River and the Thousand Islands Land Trust support green energy, including wind turbines, in any community but that they must be properly sited and that appropriate studies must be completed. We are submitting joint comments to highlight our significant concerns about the deficiencies of planning and oversight on this wind energy development proposal.

The Thousand Islands region and St. Lawrence River valley are areas where land and water interconnect and, as a result, are a rich, diverse area for wildlife. Additionally, our area is a key piece of the North Atlantic Flyway, a significant migratory pathway for millions of birds. Several noteworthy bird species have been documented using this region either as nesting habitat, over wintering, or foraging areas. Multiple organizations and agencies have recognized the environmental importance of the area including:

In light of these important environmental features, Save The River and the Thousand Islands Land Trust are very concerned about the lack of depth and breadth of the environmental studies included in the DEIS and the overall site review process for this proposed development. Specifically,

Sincerely,

Jennifer J. Caddick
Executive Director
Save The River
Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper

Aaron R. Vogel
Executive Director
Thousand Islands Land Trust

June 14, 2007

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