What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms

Northern NY Wind

January 24, 2018

Malone Town Board meeting with Article 10 presentation

Urge your local government to adopt a Moratorium on wind and solar development to allow them time to research and create laws that will protect you from many negative health, environmental, and economic impacts.

PROTECT YOUR TOWN :

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St. Lawrence County Ag and Farmland Protection Board Renewable Energy Workshop

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January 8, 2018
Malone town officials set forum on proposed solar farm process
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com

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Malone Town Board meeting

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AN EXAMPLE OF INDUSTRIALIZED SOLAR


Franklin Solar, an example of an industrial solar project which is subject to NY's Article 10 law. The following documents were submitted by F.A.R.M., a citizens group in northern New York, to the DPS for Case No. 17-F-0602, the proposed 950 acre solar electric generating facility in Malone, NY by developer Geronimo Energy. 


Know and understand the ramifications of such projects to help educate yourself, family, friends and neighbors, and to protect your town:


- Statement, from the Franklin County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board.

#1 Malone - FARM 12-22-17.pdf


- Effects on the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan.

#2 Malone - FARM 1-12-18.pdf


-Ramifications to highly productive soils and farms.

#3 Malone - FARM 2-21-18.pdf


- Understanding soil, and why re-purposing prime agricultural farmland for solar energy is not wise. Also heat, ecological traps & polarized light pollution (PLP).

#4 Malone - FARM 3-31-18.pdf


-Industrial equipment and noise.

#5 Malone - FARM 4-8-18.pdf


- PV panel glare and solar glare hazard.

#6 Malone - FARM 4-19-18.pdf


- Decommissioning the solar panels, lots of them, at the end of the project... hazardous waste?

#7 Malone - FARM 5-5-18.pdf


LARGE-SCALE SOLAR

system requires

6 acres of land

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November 13, 2017, Potsdam NY

St. Lawrence County Ag and Farmland Protection Board including discussion of leases.


companion document:

Renewable Energy Workshop slides 

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3,000 to 4,000 panels

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RESULTING SOLAR ENERGY LAW

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source: NYSERDA

Malone NY Town Board Meeting
Article 10 discussion at Malone Board Meeting

INDUSTRIALIZED SOLAR
Much like large-scale industrial wind projects in New York State, industrialized solar projects pose some of the same concerns for small rural communities including, but not limited to, the erosion of home rule, loss of the area's rural character, subsidizing projects with your hard earned wages paid as taxes, electric ratepayer mandates and PILOTs, and jeopardizing large swaths of fertile agricultural land.



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February 15, 2019
Worse than Amazon: Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion just went bust (solar project)
https://nypost.com


December 19, 2018
The ‘100 Percent Renewable Energy’ Claim
https://www.theepochtimes.com


January 13, 2018
NYSERDA official: solar projects won’t work with heavy taxation
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


September 25, 2014
Solar Panels Create Noise Nuisance in Edgartown
https://vineyardgazette.com/news

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COMMUNITY SOLAR
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