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gracieisover

North Tonawanda, NY

#1 Feb 3, 2011
Why are the residents of Allegany "afraid" of wind farms? What is your take on this?
opportunity knockin

Buffalo, NY

#2 Feb 7, 2011
Some people just want to 'ban' anything, even if it has nothing to do with them...
Presumably in towns where WM's have been built, there are no town taxes (for anyone) for 20 years, and landowners who have them on their land, get payments $8,000. per year, surrounding landowners are also compensated in smaller amounts...
Is it a perfect solution for dwindling energy resources, maybe not, but it's a step in the right direction...And we would finally get some much needed construction for local workers, and hotels and restaurants would also be busy for a couple years...I encourage people to attend meetings and get informed...
If we miss this opportunity, we will just be sending it somewhere else...
rumor

Sutton, MA

#3 Mar 9, 2011
Wow!!!! 8,000 a year!! That's a lot more than what they offered us.
Sarcastic

Olean, NY

#4 Apr 4, 2011
Oh they are so noisy and look awful. Plus they kill birds!
Not in my back yard! We can just build an oil drilling station at someone else's house.
gracieisover

Buffalo, NY

#5 Apr 4, 2011
Sarcastic wrote:
Oh they are so noisy and look awful. Plus they kill birds!
Not in my back yard! We can just build an oil drilling station at someone else's house.
Airplanes and pollution kill wild life also. A motorcycle has a higher decibel rating than a wind turbine and our energy resources are low. Why can't people understand this! Do you like high energy bills? People in this area need to stop living in the 1950's and be proactive.

Since: Oct 10

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#6 Apr 4, 2011
Gracieisover this will never happen in thia area until it becomes a ghost town ( near that now). It's got to the point that you can't afford to live here. Between taxes and utility bill hikes "the last one out turn off the lights".Glad I'm moving south at the end of summer

Since: Oct 10

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#7 Apr 4, 2011
And no jobs !!!!!!
gracieisover

Buffalo, NY

#8 Apr 4, 2011
vt41607hokies wrote:
And no jobs !!!!!!
You are right! There is nothing in Allegany-Olean area for work. And the politicians dont seem to see this. They do however keep their jobs and find new ways to spend money the area does not have. We are moving also. Tired of the antiquated goverment structure here!

Since: Oct 10

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#9 Apr 4, 2011
this used to be a great industrial area but due to taxes and out sourseing the tax burden now falls on home owners and people who have lost their jobs and can't find new ones so they move to find them. Now there is less population in area and a even heavier tax burden on who is left here. This are a has always fought any changes that would have helped them and now we all pay for it.
wake up

Lockport, NY

#10 May 20, 2011
Opportunities like this won't come along very often in this area. This is an opportunity to put most all the local construction people to work for a couple years. Not to mention local shops, restaurants and hotels that will be busy with the out of town folks working on the project.
The last project of this scale was probably the Rt. 17 (I-86) project of the early to mid 70's...let's wake up, and remember..."don't worry bout the mule going blind...just load the wagon!"
John

Buffalo, NY

#11 May 21, 2011
Benefits out way the risk! Why turn the money man away in this economy? We are all hurting. Well, accept Welfare scum that don't work for what they have. This is much needed money for so many of us. School buses do more damage to the enviroment than the Wind Farm will.
gracieisover

North Tonawanda, NY

#12 May 22, 2011
John wrote:
Benefits out way the risk! Why turn the money man away in this economy? We are all hurting. Well, accept Welfare scum that don't work for what they have. This is much needed money for so many of us. School buses do more damage to the enviroment than the Wind Farm will.
Finally, someone who is proactive!
working taxpayer

Buffalo, NY

#13 May 25, 2011
The local construction impact is projected to be over $7 million...it doesn't take long to apply that math to this depressed economy, I mean for some people. I believe a lot of negative misinformation has been being put out, probably by the big oil companies, and other technologies who stand to lose prophets with wind technology
working tax payer

Buffalo, NY

#14 May 27, 2011
Some facts from the U.S. Dept. of Energy...

Wind energy is cost competitive with other fuel sources. Power purchase agreements are now being signed in the range of 5 to 6 cents per KWH.

Wind energy creates thousands of long term, high paying, jobs in fields of turbine component manufacturing, construction and installation, maintenance and operations, legal and marketing services and more.

Wind energy is an indigenous, homegrown, energy source that helps to diversify the national energy portfolio.

Wind energy can provide income for rural farmers and ranchers, as well as economic benefits to depressed rural areas.

Wind energy is an inexaustable, renewable energy resource.

Wind turbines do not consume water.

Wind energy is clean.
Electricity created by wind turbines does not pollute the water we drink or the air we breathe, so wind energy means less smog, less acid rain, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. A single 1-megowatt wind turbine can displace 1,800 tons of carbon dioxide(Co2) in one year (equivelant to planting 1 square mile of forest).

Wind energy can be used in a varity of applications.

Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies.
Ferb Fletcher

Annapolis, MD

#15 May 29, 2011
working tax payer wrote:
Some facts from the U.S. Dept. of Energy...
Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies.
you had me up until this one. All decent points, but why does it matter that wind energy is the Patty Simcox of energies?
nimby supporter

Clarks Summit, PA

#16 Oct 6, 2012
opportunity knockin wrote:
Some people just want to 'ban' anything, even if it has nothing to do with them...
Presumably in towns where WM's have been built, there are no town taxes (for anyone) for 20 years, and landowners who have them on their land, get payments $8,000. per year, surrounding landowners are also compensated in smaller amounts...
Is it a perfect solution for dwindling energy resources, maybe not, but it's a step in the right direction...And we would finally get some much needed construction for local workers, and hotels and restaurants would also be busy for a couple years...I encourage people to attend meetings and get informed...
If we miss this opportunity, we will just be sending it somewhere else...
Wow are you way off base. No one in Allegany will see $1.00 of their taxes reduced or any benefit of energy from these wind turbines. You all need to do some serious research before spouting off...
mike the employee

Buffalo, NY

#17 Oct 13, 2012
what dose it matter to anyone stop the bulls**t and let the work continue
Never

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jun 6, 2013
The Government pays for these!!!! Where does the Government get the money?? From us!!!! Don't be so stupid and think these are money makers do some research people!!! They could be building these now if they would of made the payment to the town. They didn't and voided the contract because they were waiting to see if Obama was going to be re-elected and continue tax credits. Now they have a lawsuit against Allegany! Do you really want to do business with people like this??? Wake up!!!!!
Wrong

Buffalo, NY

#19 Jun 13, 2013
Wind farm projects are private money jobs... Quit listening to Opra
seen it before

Buffalo, NY

#20 Jun 13, 2013
These 12 nitwits who have stalled progress for 3 years now, have screwed the rest of us. Now, the developer can take the property and build, without payments to anyone...and who could blame them...???

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