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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 do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


July 9, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Move for Wainscott village gaining steam

A well-funded effort to incorporate Wainscott as a village received more than enough signatures over the Fourth of July weekend to move forward, according to the chair of Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott, Gouri Edlich. Michael McKeon, a partner at Mercury, a global public strategy firm, and who is a consultant and spokesperson for Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott, said Sunday that about 140 signatures were needed to trigger an election on incorporation. Edlich said Monday that her . . . Complete story »


July 4, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Drive to create new Village of Wainscott

Wainscott residents angry at what they consider unequal treatment by the East Hampton Town Board are using the July 4 holiday to launch a petition to establish an incorporated village. The first steps in a drive toward a formal election to create a Village of Wainscott will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wainscott Chapel. Registered voters and community members have been asked to sign the petition, according to a press release . . . Complete story »


July 4, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms cited as boon to economy in new ad

The New York League of Conservation Voters has launched an advertising campaign that paints the nascent offshore wind industry as integral to economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The commercial, which is appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News channel in the Long Island area as well as on News12 and online, specifically refers to the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine, 130-megawatt installation that has been rebranded South Fork Wind and would be situated . . . Complete story »


July 1, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Deer River Wind Farm completes the Article 10 process, gains the environmental certificate

LOWVILLE – The Deer River Wind Farm was given conditional approval by the state Siting Board in a meeting on Tuesday, adding another 25 turbines to the 286 already built, in the process of being built, and approved but not yet built on the Tug Hill Plateau in Lewis County. Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of developer Avangrid Renewables, was granted a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need from the state through the Article 10 review process for its project. The . . . Complete story »


July 1, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Alle-Catt Wind Farm opponents set up GoFundMe page for appeal

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise $50,000 to help pay for an appeal of the New York Siting Board’s decision to permit the proposed $550 million Alle-Catt Wind Farm across 30,000 acres in northern Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The GoFundMe page was created earlier this month by Jeff Tutuska of Centerville’s Concerned Citizens. According to Stephanie Milks, the former president of Freedom United, the effort has raised more than 25% of the goal. Milks said Alle-Catt opponents have . . . Complete story »


July 1, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

State gives green light to wind power project in Lewis, Jefferson counties

The state has given the green light for a wind farm project in Jefferson and Lewis counties. Atlantic Wind will build and operate what’s called Deer River Wind. It’s a total of 25 wind turbines in Lewis County; 21 of them will be in the town of Pinckney and 4 will be in the town of Harrisburg. A substation will be in the town of Rodman in Jefferson County. As part of making this project happen, the developers had to . . . Complete story »


June 26, 2020 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Rural New York pays price as NYC benefits

Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to spur economic recovery through public works projects. He listed renovation of LaGuardia Airport in Queens, rebuilding Penn Station in New York City, and building transmission lines from Western New York to New York City, allowing wind and solar energy generated upstate to be sent downstate. All of these projects are focused on New York City, the governor’s hometown. The inclusion of upstate renewables shows Cuomo forcing upstate, with its 90 percent zero emissions . . . Complete story »


June 26, 2020 • New York, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

In New York, the town of Freedom isn’t free from Big Wind

Over the past few years, rural residents from Vermont to Hawaii have been pushing back against the encroachment of large-scale renewable-energy projects and high-voltage transmission lines. These land-use conflicts are further evidence of the vacant-land myth – the mistaken notion that there’s plenty of unused land in rural locales that’s ready and waiting to be covered with solar projects, wind turbines, and high-voltage transmissions lines. The truth is far different. All over the country, rural communities are fighting back against the encroachment of big renewable energy projects. Complete story »


June 21, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

‘How to’ recommendations made to meet 2030 renewable energy goals statewide

LOWVILLE – The faster, streamlined large-scale renewable energy siting process approved with the state budget earlier this year moved forward on Thursday when an advising document made its way into the public record. The “white paper,” written corroboratively by the state Department of Public Service staff and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, was given to the state Public Service Commission earlier in the month. It makes recommendations that are intended to ensure that the . . . Complete story »


June 13, 2020 • Massachusetts, New York, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Study: Offshore wind farms could have “major” impact on fishing, shipping

An offshore wind farm planned for the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, combined with the “cumulative” effects of a larger build out of thousands of wind turbines off the East Coast, could have “major” impacts on the commercial fishing and shipping industries, a long-awaited federal study has found. The draft report by the Interior Department, released this week, was initially prepared as a required environmental impact statement to examine the effects of Vineyard Wind, a proposed 800-megawatt wind farm off the . . . Complete story »


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