Public utilities have the power to exercise the legal principle of "eminent domain" when their plans conflict with the interests of private property owners. Could this legal power be exercised in Cohocton? This week's Valley News article opens up the topic. We address other aspects of personal freedom on our main website here.
It's always helpful to pay attention to where the money is coming from and how it's being spent when a public project is under development. This Valley News article asks some unanswered questions that need to be addressed before any big decisions are made. Maybe the answers we get will be encouraging. Do you have any for us?
Noise is a big problem with industrial establishments of all kinds, and wind power installations are no exception. This week's Valley News article talks about wind turbine noise and the attempts the developer and its supporters have been making to minimize concerns about the problem. Click here to read the full article. You may also be interested in reading what we've posted about noise on our website.
Our Valley News article this week addresses the question of how a Town makes a decision as large as the one we're contemplating. Is it best left to the Town Board, or should it involve the whole community in some substantive way? And what about our outdated Comprehensive Zoning Plan? Click here to read the article, and then give us some feedback. Thanks!
This week's Valley News article addresses the quantity and quality of the wind resources we have in the Finger Lakes region, referencing an extensive report done by GE under commission from the NYSERDA and NYISO. The conclusions they reached seriously undermine the rationale being used in our area. Click here to read the article, and then let us know what you think.