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New York Towns May Vote On Whether To Ban Wind Farms

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New York Towns May Vote On Whether To Ban Wind Farms
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:26:47 PM »


Not really new.  A continuing effort to restrain imposition of wind turbines on small towns and rural settings.


Two small New York towns may hold votes Wednesday to ban large-scale wind farms from being built on their borders.

The towns of Clarence and Tonawanda are considering a de-facto moratorium on all large-scale wind farms. Town officials feel that the state government is usurping its authority by effectively forcing them to allow new turbines.

“New York City wants the power, but they want rural upstate New York to be completely transformed to do it,” Daniel Engert, supervisor of a nearby small town resisting industrial wind, told The Buffalo News. “When a developer files an application their local laws are reviewed and the state has the authority to overrule a local law if it can be determined to be unreasonably burdensome.”

The towns are considering rules to set back wind turbines 2,000 feet from a property line, which could effectively ban wind projects. Many residents don’t like the turbines because they allegedly ruin the area’s rural feel and may come with health risks.



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Re: New York Towns May Vote On Whether To Ban Wind Farms
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 06:38:51 AM »

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