Residents urged to keep open mind about Lighthouse Wind, and not be swayed by ‘alternative facts’

Posted 17 April 2017 at 11:58 am


Alternative facts are alive and well in the towns of Yates and Somerset. What is an alternative fact? It’s when someone tells a bold-faced lie to get their way.

I ask my neighbors and fellow citizens to wake up and realize that false information is being spread by people that will do anything to get their way of destroying Lighthouse Wind. If you have questions or concerns about Lighthouse Wind, you need to go straight to the source.

Lighthouse Wind has an office that has been open for two years in Barker. I would ask that you take a moment out of your day to visit and ask questions. Carmen and Taylor will take the time to address any concerns you have.

Why not take the time to educate yourself on both sides of the issue? Don’t let the opportunity that Lighthouse Wind brings pass us by without fully educating yourself. You can talk to me and to other supporters as well. There are a lot of us.

Mr. Riggi’s recent letter to the Orleans Hub talks about lawsuits and blames Lighthouse Wind for money spent by the towns on legal fees. This is an alternative fact.

If the Town of Somerset had treated the met tower application fairly, there would not have been a need for a lawsuit. Mr. Riggi was not concerned about the towns spening money when he signed a lawsuit against the Town of Yates on behalf of SOS when he was their president! Does anyone else remember SOS’s old brochures that suggested that people sue their neighbors about the turbines?

I am available to talk to anyone that has concerns. There are always two sides to every issue.

And by the way, why is the wind moratorium not being enforced in Yates? There isn’t supposed to be any discussions about the turbines but Mr. Riggi allows SOS to talk about them all the time.

Moratorium: 1. (Law) A legally authorized postponement of the fulfilment of an obligation. 2. An agreed suspension of activity.

I ask you to keep an open mind and educate yourself.

Harvey Campbell