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In Rural New York, Windmills Can Bring Whiff of Corruption'

August 18, 2008

Editor: I have been
writing and posting about the wind fraud for two years. It’s time for govt. of all stripes to come clean. What’s behind the wind industry?
Read the Green Agenda.

Corruption

Christinne Muschi for The New York Times

Kathy Laclair of Churubusco, N.Y., dislikes the noise from the wind turbine blades and says their shadows give her vertigo.
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‘In Rural New York, Windmills Can Bring Whiff of Corruption’);

‘The wind industry has arrived in force in upstate New York, but some residents say the companies have brought with them an epidemic of corruption and intimidation.’);

Published: August 17, 2008

BURKE, N.Y. — Everywhere that Janet and Ken Tacy looked, the wind companies had been there first.



Christinne Muschi for The New York Times

To some upstate towns, wind power promises prosperity. Others fear noise, spoiled views and the corrupting of local officials.
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Dozens of people in their
small town had already signed lease options that would allow wind
towers on their properties. Two Burke Town Board members had signed
private leases even as they negotiated with the companies to establish
a zoning law to permit the towers. A third board member, the Tacys
said, bragged about the commissions he would earn by selling concrete
to build tower bases. And, the Tacys said, when they showed up at a
Town Board meeting to complain, they were told to get lost.

“There were a couple of times when they told us to just shut up,”
recalled Mr. Tacy, sitting in his kitchen on a recent evening.

Lured
by state subsidies and buoyed by high oil prices, the wind industry has
arrived in force in upstate New York, promising to bring jobs, tax
revenue and cutting-edge energy to the long-struggling region. But in
town after town, some residents say, the companies have delivered
something else: an epidemic of corruption and intimidation, as they
rush to acquire enough land to make the wind farms a reality.

“It really is renewable energy gone wrong,” said the Franklin County
district attorney, Derek P. Champagne, who began a criminal inquiry
into the Burke Town Board last spring and was quickly inundated with
complaints from all over the state about the wind companies. Attorney
General Andrew M. Cuomo agreed this year to take over the investigation.

“It’s a modern-day gold rush,” Mr. Champagne said.

Mr.
Cuomo is investigating whether wind companies improperly influenced
local officials to get permission to build wind towers, as well as
whether different companies colluded to divide up territory and avoid
bidding against one another for the same land.

The industry
appears to be shying away from trying to erect the wind farms in more
affluent areas downstate, even where the wind is plentiful, like Long
Island.

But in the small towns near the Canadian border, families
and friendships have been riven by feuds over the lease options, which
can be worth tens of thousands of dollars a year in towns where the
median household income may hover around $30,000. Rumors circulate
about neighbors who can suddenly afford new tractors or trucks.
Opponents of the wind towers even say they have received threats; one
local activist said that on two occasions, she had found her windshield
bashed in.

Full Article from the NY Times

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Wind Energy Problems in NY State- The Enron Scam Lives On

July 20, 2008
July 20, 2008 •
New York


Evans to resume talks on wind energy laws

The Evans Town Board has delayed discussion on three wind energy
laws that would regulate both commercial and noncommercial facilities.
Board members will pick up discussion when they meet again Aug. 20. The board held public hearings on the laws Wednesday night.
Although the board received communications from the town Planning Board
indicating strong support of the proposed laws, two residents voiced
concerns over their language.
William Henry of Pontiac Road asked the town to review the proposals, . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 19, 2008 •
New York


Turbine repairs at Maple Ridge

According to Tod Nash, operations manager for the Maple Ridge
Wind Farm, shaft bearings for “only a select few [windmills] upon
inspection,” will be needed in the coming months. Nash told the Journal
the project will be “hopefully done by winter.” Nash said that the
maintenance was not routine, but a warranty situation.

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 17, 2008 •
New York, Vermont


First wind encounters trouble in New York

Massachusetts-based First Wind, formerly known as UPC Wind, is
the subject of allegations of wrongdoing in New York, along with a
Connecticut-based Noble Environmental Power LLC, according to the New
York Attorney General’s Office.
First Wind is the firm behind the wind farm proposal in Sheffield.
N.Y. Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo alleges there have been improper
dealings with public officials as well as anti-competitive practices.
Subpoenas were served on First Wind, based in Newton, Mass., and the . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 16, 2008 •
New York


Cuomo investigating alleged ‘dirty tricks’ in in local windmill projects; Two WNY companies under investigation

Two wind power companies developing windmill projects in
Western New York — including Steel Winds on the old Bethlehem Steel
plant site in Lackawanna — are under investigation by State Attorney
General Andrew M. Cuomo for possible improper dealings with local
government officials.
Subpoenas were served Tuesday on First Wind, the lead developer of
Steel Winds, which is also developing larger, rural “wind farms” in
Steuben, Chautauqua, Genesee and Wyoming counties; and Noble
Environmental Power, . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 16, 2008 •
New York


Noble wind-energy firm under investigation; Relationship between companies and public officials examined

Noble Environmental Power LLC and a second wind-energy firm are
under investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office for
“improper dealings with public officials and anti-competitive
practices.”
“We’ve had a number of complaints from counties all over the state,
from Franklin all the way over to Erie,” said John Milgrim, spokesman
for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne was among “DAs from
eight counties, public officials and citizens” who bombarded Albany
with complaints . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 16, 2008 •
New York


Spafford residents speak against turbines

“The law needs to be more specific,” was the general sentiment
at the standing-room -only public hearing in Spafford where concerned
residents, television cameras and others gathered Thursday to comment
on the proposed wind turbine regulations.
Town supervisor Webb Stevens opened the meeting by saying the proposed
regulations were for personal use only, as there are four pending
applications for the construction of personal turbines and the planning
board has no regulations to guide them. He . . .

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July 15, 2008 •
New York, Press releases


Attorney General Cuomo launches investigation into wind power companies’ conduct across upstate New York

Allegations of Improper Dealings with Public Officials and Anti-Competitive Practices
Subpoenas Served on First Wind/UPC Wind and Noble Environmental Power, LLC
ALBANY, NY (July 15, 2008) — Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced
today the launching of an investigation into two companies developing
and operating wind farms across New York state amid allegations of
improper dealings with public officials and anti-competitive practices.
Wind farms are clusters of large electricity-generating turbines powered by wind and connected to the electric . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 15, 2008 •
New York


Wind farm deals under investigation

The state attorney general is launching an investigation aimed
at two out-of-state companies developing wind farms in Lackawanna and
across New York.
The probe, announced Tuesday, comes amid allegations of improper dealings with public officials and anti-competitive practices.
Investigators have served subpoenas on Newton, Mass.,-based First Wind
and Essex, Conn.,-based Noble Environmental Power LLC. First Wind built
the Steel Winds project along Lake Erie in the city of Lackawanna and
has wind farms in development in . . .

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July 15, 2008 •
Letters, New York


Some wind turbines are being sited near homes

A consumer advice report in the July 7 News was headlined: “With
new wind, solar projects, why are electric rates rising?” The
Associated Press writer notes correctly that electric power from coal
is still less expensive than from wind and solar. But he should have
added that so is power from most other major conventional sources he
mentions, and those sources provide power on demand, when it is needed,
not just when the wind blows.
Land-based . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »


July 15, 2008 •
New York


Heavy-truck traffic topic of public hearing; Town closing 4 roads to heavy rigs

The Town of Malone is closing four roads to most truck traffic,
claiming the pavement can’t take the daily punishment, and people are
in danger.
The impacted highways are Porter Road, Goodman Road, Thomas Hill Road and River Road.
A public hearing will be held Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Town
Offices at the Malone-Dufort Airport, giving residents and business
owners a chance to tell the Town Council what they think of the idea of
limiting . . .

Complete story (plus email and print links) »

Bill C 51-Notice of a protest rally on in Richmond

May 21, 2008

Editor
Although our main purpose is to expose the wind industry – this is very important. If you can attend do and if you know someone near Richmond please alert them.

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*Notice of a protest rally on Bill C 51  in Richmond*
On *Wednesday. May 21*, Health Canada is holding a “stakeholders’
meeting” in *Richmond*, behind closed doors,  on  the New Health
Bill –  Bill C 51.
*We need to show Health Canada how we feel!*
*We need* as many *people *as can make it *to do street picketing*.
We need *your help* – there is strength in numbers ( and as many
people as possible who feel passionately about the draconian
injustices and assaults on health contained in this Bill)    **
*Bring good signs* – we are hoping for some TV news coverage!     When:  *May 21, 2008    –   _ 3 pm_ – 5 pm
*    Where:  *Best Western* Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
*7551 Westminster Highway*,
Richmond, BC
Even though this is a rather late notice, (since this takes
place this Wednesday) please pass this message on to as many of
your local contacts as possible.  Thank you!
Hope to see you there!

*If you know that you can make it, please let Kurt know at   604
327-5453

*
He has taken the initiative to organize this protest rally because
he is so very concerned about Bill C 51.  I hope you are too.

“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for
us, _ we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.”_       ~U.S.Representative Ron Paul, MD

What does Bill C 51 do?  It makes it a crime for you to take care of
your health in any  manner  – *unless granted specific government
permission*.  At the present time, 60 -70 % of Natural Health
Product applications have been rejected and have failed to receive
that permission.  *The punishments for non-compliance are those
found in total dictatorships – they are draconian and onerous beyond
description.*
Bill C 51 sells your health decisions to government bagmen,
which are in bed with Big Pharma .  It destroys your right to make
your own health choices, your right to practice self-sufficiency and
independence – and it removes your access to Natural Health Products
that have been shown to be safe for centuries.         *Take back jurisdiction over your own body* – It is your God-given
birthright – protect it!.  It does not belong to the government, and certainly not to industry. (Big Pharma).

Happy Easter

March 23, 2008

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What better day than Easter to let you know that Global Warming is a Hoax.

Global Warming is Over – It’s Official

A great many founts of authority, from the Royal Society to the UN, most heads of government along with countless captains of industry, learned professors, commentators and journalists will be profoundly embarrassed. Let us hope it is a prolonged and chastening experience.

Global Warming is Over – It’s Official

Global Warming is being used to force the Pagan Religion on you and your family. The Green Movement blames all the ills of the world on Christianity.

Their writings state that the ‘force of darkness’ are those who adhere to the ‘out-dated’ Judeo-Christian faith; those who continue along their ’separative’ paths of the one true God. The ‘force of light’ (Lucifer), in there view, is the inclusive new age doctrine of a pagan pantheistic New World Religion. In the New Age of Aquarius there will be no room for the ‘force of darkness’ and ’separativeness’.] “We must therefore transform our attitudes and adopt a renewed respect for the SUPERIOR LAWS OF DIVINE NATURE,” Strong finished with unanimous applause from the crowd.

The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant

Don’t forget to turn your lights on to protest the scam that is Global Warming and Earth Day

Happy Easter to one and all


Wel’s windfarm critic has plenty of hits at hearing

February 28, 2008

 Editor:
Meet Sean Cox, a man with attitude. The right attitude. Forget about being polite. Get your message through to the dim witted politicians that are supposed to be looking out for the best interests of their constituents. Take no crap, they work for you. Make sure they understand this fact loud and clear. Call them at home, show up at their doors. Make their lives as miserable as they are attempting to makes yours.

WAKE THEM UP AND MAKE THEM LISTEN

Wel’s windfarm critic has plenty of hits at hearing

The more Wel Networks’ proposed Te Uku wind farm is investigated, the worse it looks, says one of the project’s most vociferous critics.

Aotea Harbour aerodynamicist Sean Cox the man most responsible for the project’s hearing still running returned to Ngaruawahia yesterday to take another crack at Wel’s application to build and operate a 28-turbine wind farm.

With a mix of pointy-headed science and gratuitous insults, he delivered a 212 hour dissertation on the problems with wind farms, Wel Networks, the Resource Management Act process, and new trends in the energy sector.

Earlier Wel Networks had painted him as an unreliable witness who lacked credibility, but Mr Cox scored plenty of hits in concluding the wind farm was “an economic and power supply disaster”.

“If it had been built a year ago it would not have earned enough in the last year at wholesale power rates to get close to covering its interest payments,” he said.

He believed Wel’s economic modelling took no account of damage from adverse weather, legal action from future realised health effects, obsolescence due to improved alternate technology, or reduced income through technological change or altered government policies.

“Wind power is now obsolete for the North Island,” he said, in tabling economic models for alternate power projects.

And there was an ominous warning for Wel if they did proceed. “Should these turbines be built, they will be the best monitored ones in the world. Every watt of power, every squeak of sound, every whiff of subsonics and every bird they kill will be recorded. Then we will see who was right.”

Mr Cox, a wind farm pioneer and designer of fighter aircraft for British Aerospace, refused to give his full qualifications to the hearing.

“Just call me Mr Cox. Far too much weight is given to qualifications and it disadvantages ordinary people. Take the evidence as I have presented it.

By Bruce Holloway

Waikato Times

David Suzuki says he wants anti-Kyoto politicians thrown in jail.

February 7, 2008

By any means necessary

David Suzuki says he wants anti-Kyoto politicians thrown in jail. How did environmentalism become this totalitarian?

Terry O’neill, National Post Published: Thursday, February 07, 2008

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No one knows how many forests have been felled to print all the stories that have been published about David Suzuki, Canada’s much-honoured but continuously controversial environmental crusader. The dead trees probably number in the many thousands, a (supposedly) global-warming-causing harvest so plenteous as to lead one to assume that preacher Suzuki might have begun moderating his apocalyptic sermonizing, lest he trigger yet another round of clear-cutting.But no. Instead, Suzuki has lately pumped up his rhetoric with even more frantic language, apparently as part of an all-out, last-ditch attempt to persuade Canadians that the world is fast approaching an environmental meltdown. It’s not clear whether he’s changing any minds with his new bellicosity, but he has at least been doing his bit to keep the country’s loggers busy.

So what exactly has Suzuki, who is on the university-lecture circuit these days, been saying? For starters, he told a University of Toronto audience last month that the next federal election ought to be about the environment. No problem there. However, as reported by a student newspaper, he then opined that government leaders who aren’t acting quickly enough to save the environment “should go to jail for what they’re not doing right now … What our government is not doing is a criminal act.”

His allegation of law-breaking was apparently no mere slip of the tongue. Speaking a few weeks later at McGill University, Suzuki again equated governments’ alleged inaction on the environment with a criminal act; in fact, he is reported to have said students ought to find a legal way to throw politicians in jail for ignoring climate-change science.

The geneticist-turned-broadcaster had particularly harsh words for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Ed Stelmach of Alberta because of their alleged favouring of economic growth over environmental protection. “It is an intergenerational crime” — there’s that concept again — “that, in the face of the work of scientists over the last 20 years, they keep dithering as they are,” Suzuki declared.

Suzuki’s alarmism is nothing new, and more-prudent scientists have long ago answered his hyperbole and exposed his faulty logic. And it’s also long been abundantly clear from his speeches and books that his position is driven by both a quasi-religious zeal and a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

On this latter matter, he told the McGill crowd there is actually no difference between human beings and the environment in which they live. “We are the environment. There is no distinction,” he declared, thereby equating, for example, a newborn baby with a mud puddle. How heartening.

But this is old ground. What we haven’t seen from him until now is such an incendiary call to arms. Taking to the streets to protest climatechange inaction is one thing. Calling for the jailing of politicians is quite another — especially considering the fact that, the last time I checked anyway, there is nothing in the Criminal Code of Canada to prevent the Prime Minister from attempting to enhance both the country’s economy and its environment. It’s called balance.

We shouldn’t really be surprised at Suzuki’s latest tactic. Eco-pirate Paul Watson, formerly of the Sea Shepherd Society, has long argued that he answers not to the law of man, but to the law of nature. And we’re not talking here about his need to take bathroom breaks while chasing down whaling ships on the high seas. Suzuki now seems to be adopting a similar philosophy: that human-written law should be subordinate to that of Mother Nature (except, of course, when it comes to incarceration; human-constructed jails are so much more reliable than caves or thickets). And, of course, it’s only Watson and Suzuki’s special hot-line to Gaia that allows them to interpret nature’s law; the rest of us unenlightened ones need not apply.We should also not be surprised at the intolerance that permeates Suzuki’s “lock ’em up” rhetoric. After all, despite the multicultural mantra that we “celebrate our differences,” there’s a disturbingly illiberal tendency these days (as shown in the recent “human-rights” prosecutions of Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn, for example) to censor those with whom one doesn’t agree. It’s only a very small step to try to throw such disagreeable persons into prison, too. Perhaps U.S. author Jonah Goldberg ought to be thinking of adding a chapter to his high-profile new book, Liberal Fascism, to explore this subject further.

Actually, Czech President Vaclav Klaus (who, coincidentally, is up for reelection tomorrow) has already done a lot of thinking in this area and has concluded that environmental zealotry poses as great a threat to human freedom as did communism. Klaus, whose book Our Planet is Blue not Green will soon be translated into English, believes that climate-change alarmists persuade governments to launch costly and unnecessary programs that have the ultimate effect of impoverishing people, thereby making them less free.

“When we look at it in a proper historical perspective, the issue is — once again — freedom and its enemies,” Klaus wrote last year. “Those of us who feel very strongly about it can never accept the irrationality with which the current world has embraced climate change (or global warming) as a real danger to the future of mankind, as well as the irrationality of [anti-globalwarming] measures because they will fatally endanger our freedom and prosperity.”

Suzuki is actually supporting a more direct attack on freedom than that which worries Klaus. Suzuki’s plan would lead to a loss of freedom, not though punitive economic measures, but through the incarceration of politicians with whom he disagrees. I have a better idea: Let the court of public opinion decide this at the polls. And if Suzuki doesn’t like the democratic outcome, he can always show his displeasure by giving us back his Order of Canada medal.

oneills@telus.net – Terry O’Neill is a Vancouver editor and writer.

Source National Post

Reputrace Visits this Blog Regularly

August 7, 2007

 What are they looking for and who is running the software? The Govt., the wind industry? They have no reason to check this blog as we make every effort to post only truth. The Govt. and the wind industry on the other hand………………

Maybe the citizens should get Reputrace software and track their web sites and blogs instead of them tracking us. We have nothing to hide.

Anyway give them a visit. Send them a note. They’re probably a lonely bunch. You know, the kind that snoop and spy on others.

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