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Vast majority of public comments continue to show opposition to Lighthouse Wind

Posted 8 July 2018 at 8:46 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Save Ontario Shores members had a float during the Lyndonville Independence Day Parade showing their opposition to the proposed Lighthouse Wind project.

Editor:

The table below shows the results of an empirical assessment 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.  All comments made to the DPS site regarding the Lighthouse Wind Project were included in the assessment and cover the time period from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. All comments were read fully in order to ascertain position regarding the industrial wind turbine project. The positions were tabulated as in favor of or opposed to the project.

The results are as follows:

Date Comments in favor Comments

opposed

% in favor % opposed
Q1-2015 0 40 0% 100%
Q2-2015 0 73 0% 100%
Q3-2015 35 157 18% 82%
Q4-2015 58 138 30% 70%
Q1-2016 31 165 16% 84%
Q2-2016 5 29 15% 85%
Q3-2016 21 67 24% 76%
Q4-2016 5 59 8% 92%
Q1-2017 0 25 0% 100%
Q2-2017 2 68 3% 97%
Q3-2017 5 21 19% 81%
Q4-2017 25 22 53% 47%
Q1-2018 35 69 34% 66%
Q2-2018 11 91 11% 89%
Total 233 1024 19% 81%

 

The overall results for the time-period January 2015 to June 30, 2018 are as follows:

Comments in favor of Lighthouse Wind Project =  233

Comments opposed to Lighthouse Wind Project = 1024

Percent of comments in favor of Lighthouse Wind Project = 19%

Percent of comments opposed to Lighthouse Wind Project = 81%

For over three years, the results continue to show overwhelming opposition to Apex Clean Energy’s Lighthouse Wind Project.

Overwhelming opposition…

Thank you,

John B. Riggi

Councilman, Town of Yates

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