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NY State Power Act-Article X seminar at JCC, Thursday, March 8, 6:30 PM

Last summer, New York State managed to pass a law that allows the State to override local town laws and jam energy facilities such as industrial wind turbines right down the pie holes of its citizens.

One of the Article X knights in shining armor, Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, is traveling all the way up from Kingston, NY to tell us why Article X is such a good deal for our North Country communities that we should be willing to sacrifice our towns, lifestyles, home values and bird and bat populations just so we can provide expensive designer electricity for downstate New York.

Cahill is the Chairman of the New York State Assembly Energy Committee.

He is a supporter of Article X legislation and fully expects our communities to roll over for an energy technology that has no chance of turning a profit without massive state and federal welfare, followed by rapidly rising home electric rates and the decline of home values within sight of wind turbines.

Also present will be our local Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell who is a member of the Assembly’s Energy and Economic Development Committee. Addie joined Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush and Senator Pattie Ritchie in voting against the Power NY-Article X legislation.

Hopefully, by now, Assembly member Russell and other local representatives have learned enough about the horrors of what the speculation of industrial wind has done to destroy the social makeup of targeted communities that she will lend support to those who already have suffered the impacts of projects that are slated to take over entire Thousand Island Communities.

Addie recently welcomed Senator Chuck Schumer to Cape Vincent, NY during his visit of a Cape Vincent boatworks. The new MetalCraft Marine boatworks has already provided more permanent jobs than those promised by industrial wind. And, without gobbling up the entire St. Lawrence River communities and the view scape.

Those industrial wind targeted communities, especially Orleans and Cape Vincent have prepared extensive economic impact studies of what industrial wind turbines will do to our beautiful Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence communities. The results of those studies do not look favorable.

Just the depreciation of property values, alone, will wipe out any gains in partial tax payments that are being offered by the foreign wind developers who have targeted our communities.