We have a favor to ask of you. Please make sure that your friends and neighbors know that the Lighthouse Wind project has NOT been approved. This process is far from being over. The application hasn’t even been filed yet and that may not happen for another year. Some people who heard about Apex’s community forum are confused. They thought the existence of a project layout meant that the project was approved. That is definitely not the case. Make sure you keep others informed!
We’d like to share an editorial which was published last month in case you didn’t see it. Thanks for your help in spreading the word that ...
The fight against Apex continues
By Pam Atwater
President, Save Ontario Shores, Inc.
Now that Apex has unveiled a layout of the 47 massive industrial wind turbines proposed in the towns of Somerset and Yates, SOS is re-committed to opposing this ill-sited project.
Based on comments Apex officials made at their recent forum at Lyndonville High School, we know this project is very far from being finalized and approved. It is still in the pre-application phase. Apex is now saying the application will be submitted in the winter of 2019; that date keeps changing. The turbines would soar 591 feet, making them the largest structures in the state outside of New York City. Apex officials don’t even know that Tiger Paw Airport is located in the town of Yates.
We also know local opposition to the industrial wind turbine factories remains high; a majority of Somerset and Yates resident remain opposed, as are the Somerset and Yates town boards and the Orleans, Niagara and Erie County legislatures. The POWER Coalition is a staunch opponent. POWER members include, among others, the American Bird Conservancy, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Orleans County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Niagara USA Chamber and the Rochester Birding Association.
Last fall at the Independent Power Producers of New York Inc. conference, Public Service Commission chairman, John Rhodes, stated the following about the Article 10 process: “No, it’s not a stacked process and, no, not under this governor are we going to force people in a police state mode to do anything.” We are holding Chairman Rhodes, and ultimately, Governor Cuomo, to his word.