LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Allegany wind turbine project stirs citizen protest 

Credit:  Eileen Buckley, WBFO, www.publicbroadcasting.net 29 August 2011 ~~

The Allegany Town Board is scheduled to vote tonight on the proposed Allegany Wind Project. But citizens against the wind turbine project plan to hold a demonstration early Monday evening before the vote.

Along the south side of the Allegany River, visible from the Southern Tier expressway in Cattaraugus County, a New York City based company called EverPower wants to build a wind farm.

The Allegany Planning Board already approved a permit for the project. But Monday night the town board must decide whether to rezone to allow the project to move ahead.

Gary Abraham is an environmental attorney and legal adviser for the Citizens Against Proposed Allegany Wind Turbine Project.

“We think some board members, rather uncritical, think wind power is all good that it really doesn’t have much of an impact,” said Abraham.

The company, which specializes in wind power, wants construction 29 500-foot-high wind turbines along a wooded area in the town of Allegany.

Abraham tells WBFO News he believes that most of the town board members are puzzled by the opposition to the wind project. But Abraham said residents list several reasons for opposing the turbines.

“They feel they are going to have all of the adverse impacts of noise and visual blight of the hillsides,” said Abraham.

EverPower is working to gain all its approvals as it tries to convince the board of future benefits including its impact for future job creation.

According to EverPower’s Website on the project, it would initially create some construction jobs. But when complete it would only mean four to six full-time employees.

The project would provide approximately $10-million in payments to the county, town and school district over 20-years.

You can read more about the Allegany Wind Project at EverPower

Source:  Eileen Buckley, WBFO, www.publicbroadcasting.net 29 August 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky