September 7, 2018  SOS Newsletter
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Save Ontario Shores September 2018

September Town Board Meetings are in Yates on Monday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. and in Somerset on Wednesday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. (The Yates meeting has been moved to Monday for just this month because of the primary elections to be held on Thursday the 13th.)


Many thanks to those who came out to the two recent SOS events: the presentation by Gary Abraham at Niagara Shores Campground and Conference Center in Appleton and the fundraiser at the White Birch in Lyndonville.


More than 150 people came out to hear Environmental Attorney Gary Abraham talk about industrial wind turbines and the noise they generate. Abraham warned that "industrial wind turbine noise could be intolerable. Wind farms industrialize rural areas. They industrialize a rural community character. People come here for the peace and quiet. That will be gone for most of the people who live within the (industrial wind turbine) project area." Check out the press release from this event:


SOS Presents an Evening of Music with Friends” was a tremendous success with lots of supporters, very good music (our thanks to The Jade Monkeys) and dozens of baskets and silent auction items, all for the cause of continuing the fight against Lighthouse Wind. We are completely reliant on donations from those who live, work, recreate or own property in the area and thank everyone who joined us or sent a donation.


Niagara Shores Campground and Conference Center and the White Birch Golf Course, two beautiful locations, are examples of businesses aware of the threat to their continued success if Lighthouse Wind is allowed to go forward, and who support the efforts of Save Ontario Shores. If you have a business or know of one that is opposed to Apex’s Lighthouse Wind project, let us know and we will be glad to add you to the list on the website.


Project Update: As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Paul Williamson, Lighthouse Wind’s project manager, stated at the July town board meetings that the configuration of the project would be released to the public in approximately two months’ time. He also said that a formal application would be submitted by the end of this year. At this point, stipulations are still ongoing.


A letter to Governor Cuomo was sent by SOS in August. Its main goal was to outline “the arrogant denial of local voices and concerns by Apex Clean Energy with respect to their proposed industrial wind turbine project in the towns of Somerset and Yates in Niagara and Orleans counties.” We asked the Governor to reconsider his “support of this ill-advised and locally-opposed project and ask Apex not to pursue an Article 10 application. To move forward a project faced with this level of town board opposition would be unprecedented and a momentous mistake that will haunt the State of New York for generations to come.” To date, we have not received a response. Go to our website’s homepage to read the letter in its entirety. (


Watch for an updated website with new tabs to help everyone access the information they need to be informed about the next steps of the project, supporting articles about birds and bird migration, health issues, the Niagara Falls Air Base and its future, and the Article 10 process.


Need a new yard sign? See our website’s homepage to contact us for more signs. Show your support and let people driving by know that we’re still fighting!


Thank you for your support!




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