[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Public hearing held to determine fate of Bluestone Wind Project  

Credit:  Katie Jones | WBNG | July 9, 2019 | wbng.com ~~

A public hearing will be held all week to analyze whether or not the Bluestone Wind Project should receive approval.

The project would bring 27 wind turbines to Broome County. The developers of the project, Calpine, says wind energy will help the community.

“The project will provide significant tax revenue over the life of the project, so 20 to 30 years. There are jobs associated with these projects to operate and manage the wind farm,” said Alec Jarvis, Calpine development director.

Residents of the area disagree. They say turbines will be put right in their backyards.

“My closest windmill will be at my house, 1500 feet away. I’m appauled at that,” said Pat Kurz, a resident of the Town of Sanford.

In addition to proximity, residents also cite health and environmental concerns.

“It is definitely true that you can get headaches, you can have a noise in your ears, and for some people it has an affect on the brain,” said Anne Lawrence, Broome County Concerned Residents co-chair.

Developers who analyze data that could have an affect on health say that there is no relationship between health effects and the operations of wind turbines.

Addressing residents’ environmental concerns, developers say, “The overall clearing of trees or upgrading of roads and associated infrastructure is likely to be in the 300 acre range.”

Residents say, those wind turbines will destroy the tourism industry.

“Our big industry is tourism, our big industry is the out of doors, and I can’t imagine camping underneath an industrial turbine,” said Kurz.

Source:  Katie Jones | WBNG | July 9, 2019 | wbng.com

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 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 $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.