Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown Daily Times
The Journal
Daily Courier-Observer
NNY Business
NNY Living
Malone Telegram
Thu., Jul. 10
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
Related Stories

Jefferson County doesn't like prez wind plan

print this article
e-mail this article

Rep. Bill Owens says he's concerned about President Obama's plan to speed up wind power development.
And if a Tuesday vote goes through, the Jefferson County Legislature will also have signaled its displeasure.
The county's Planing and Development committee will take up a resolution opposing wind turbines in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario at its meeting on Tuesday.
Given previous opposition to wind power projects in the great lake to our west, the resolution should fly through.
Time will tell whether this opposition is quixotic. One of the major trends in wind-power development seems to be the centralization of siting decisions, away from the disparate town zoning and planning boards. That happened on the state level, with Article X, and now on the federal level with the memorandum of understanding between Mr. Obama and Mr. Cuomo, which could further grease the skids.

Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers
Sports cover
Our Community cover