Overwhelming number of comments on Public Service website show opposition to Lighthouse Wind
The table below shows the results of an analysis of public comments made to the DPS website in relation to the Lighthouse Wind Project as proposed for the Towns of Yates and Somerset by APEX Clean Energy. A total of 980 comments submitted were assessed, tabulated and organized by support (in-favor) and opposition (opposed) to the project.
All comments made to the DPS site regarding the Lighthouse Wind Project were included in the assessment and cover the time period from Q1-2015 through July 27, 2017. All comments were read fully in order to ascertain position regarding the wind project. The positions were tabulated as “in favor” or “opposed” to the project.
The results are as follows:
|Date||in-Favor||Opposed||% In-favor||% Opposed|
The overall results for the time period January 2015 to July 27, 2017 are as follows:
Comments In-Favor of Lighthouse Wind Project = 157
Comments Opposed to Lighthouse Wind Project = 823
% of Comments In-Favor of Lighthouse Wind Project = 16%
% of Comments Opposed to Lighthouse Wind Project = 84%
The results of the DPS comment analysis continue to show a clear, significant and ongoing opposition to the Lighthouse Wind Project. The will of the people is clear. This project must not move forward. Article 10 must not be allowed to suppress Home-Rule and the will of the people.
Governor Cuomo, are you listening?
John B. Riggi
Councilman, Town of Yates