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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


May 21, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

A divided community speaks at wind farm hearing

East Hampton residents crystalized their hopes and fears about Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind farm 36 miles off the coast of Montauk in a three-hour-long public hearing at LTV’s Wainscott studio May 17. Their views highlighted a deepening divide within the community, with many saying the project is a necessary tool in combatting catastrophic climate change, while others worried that the price of the power from the project has not been disclosed, and many said that Rhode Island fishermen whose . . . Complete story »


May 20, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Rehearing results in minor change to Cassadaga project certificate

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) convened for a rehearing Tuesday in Albany and reaffirmed its decision to allow Cassadaga Wind LLC to build and operate a wind farm in Chautauqua County. The Siting Board released a 28-page document explaining the ruling. “We decline to modify the findings, conclusions, or conditions imposed by our January 17, 2018 order granting the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to Cassadaga Wind, LLC, except . . . Complete story »


May 20, 2018 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Andrew Cuomo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo led the cheer squad last month when the Interior Department announced it would begin allowing offshore wind turbines to be built in the shallow waters between New Jersey and Long Island. Mr. Cuomo had recently announced a $6 billion plan to build 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030, with the costs passed on to bill payers. But though Mr. Cuomo portrays himself as a champion of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, his simultaneous opposition to . . . Complete story »


May 19, 2018 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm is a great opportunity for disaster

Once again I am compelled to set the facts and issues straight. The pro-wind people have tried to no avail to recruit persons in neighboring towns to write letters, be in full-page ads and help convince North County people this project would be good for the area – however when anyone from a neighboring town has something negative to say about the project, all we hear is go home. You are wrong. This project will effect many more people in . . . Complete story »


May 18, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm proposal draws supporters and critics in East Hampton

East Hampton residents and stakeholders voiced both support and opposition Thursday night for a plan to build the state’s first offshore wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk. Deepwater Wind was selected by the Long Island Power Authority in January 2017 to provide renewable energy to the region through a 15-turbine project known as the South Fork Wind Farm. On Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board and town trustees hosted a joint public hearing at LTV Studios in Wainscott . . . Complete story »


May 17, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Landing location for Deepwater Wind cable is at stake

With East Hampton Town officials holding a hearing on Thursday, May 17, on Deepwater Wind’s request to land a power cable from its proposed 90-megawatt South Fork Wind Farm to Beach Lane in Wainscott, a top company official this week sought to clear the air about what exactly is on the line. In an interview on Thursday, Clint Plummer, Deepwater’s vice president for development, stressed the fate of the project is not at stake when the town board and trustees . . . Complete story »


May 16, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Ark‘fight’

ARKWRIGHT – Harold Ross, a self-reported stage 4 cancer patient, was aggressive in stating that anti-wind farm advocates should lay off, adding, “They don’t bother nobody.” Minutes later, he was in the face of Jake Szumigala threatening to escalate the issue into fisticuffs. During the public comments section of the Arkwright Town Board meeting on Monday, Ross was quick to stand and speak. “Yeah, I got one, y’all want to complain,” Ross began before being stopped by Town Clerk Tammie Wichlacz . . . Complete story »


May 15, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Windmill in Alfred generates complaints

ALFRED – A rogue wind turbine is generating unrest and fire hazards on Jericho Hill. At Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Alfred Town Board, county Route 12 residents Jean Cardinale and Tammy Brackett lodged complaints about a neighbor’s windmill. They told members of the board that the windmill, which has been in place since 2010, has gone from being “a nuisance” to a “pain” about six months ago, when they noticed an increase in noise. The homeowners reported that they “Had . . . Complete story »


May 11, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Fremont amends wind laws

FREMONT – During the monthly meeting of the Fremont Town Board on Tuesday, members moved to change several wind energy related local laws to accommodate requests from EverPower, and to install protections for property owners. The first proposal, to reduce allowable decibel levels from a flat rate of 50 DBA at all times, to 45 during day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and 42 during the night hours (9 p.m. to 7 a.m.), was approved in a 4-1-1 vote, with board . . . Complete story »


May 10, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Deepwater’s Public Benefits Package Hangs in the Balance

A community benefits package hangs in the balance as the East Hampton Town Board and town trustees prepare to host a joint hearing next Thursday on Deepwater Wind’s plan to construct a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 36 miles east of Montauk. Deepwater Wind plans to submit an application to construct the 90-megawatt South Fork Wind Farm to the State Public Service Commission next month, according to its vice president of development. It is seeking easements from the trustees to land . . . Complete story »


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