Spanish Goliath preys on the gullible, well-meaning rural poor—again (New York)
Mar 24, 2011
Editor’s note: The wind developer, Iberdrola, is being squeezed out of Jefferson County, New York, by the very able efforts of citizen activists. Like leaked oil from a busted nacelle, the Spanish company is now oozing its way east into adjacent St. Lawrence County.
Happily, a homegrown citizen’s group has risen to the threat. David meets Goliath—once again—this time on the sunny, bobolink hayfields of Northern NY State.
We urge you to contact the brave people fighting this outrage, and offer to come speak to a community meeting—telling the Amish and Mennonites and others of your bitter experience with Big Wind, Big Illness, and Big Property Value Damage.
At the moment, the Mennonites & Amish are unaware of all this; they think the money is a gift from heaven. Let us have our own community “barn raising”—and correct this misconception.
The following is from the website’s Home page:
Are you aware that even as you read this, a huge foreign-national corporation, Iberdola, is laying the groundwork for a full scale Industrial Wind Generation Facility in the area straddling the boundary of Parishville and Hopkinton?
Do you feel well informed about this developing situation? This website was created to inform the public about the significance of this turn of events. There is a lot of information here, covering a range of related subjects. You will find a table of contents; this is followed by a brief synopsis of each topic, with a link to a full article. You might be quite surprised at what you read here.
In the left hand column, please find links to external sites where you can further inform yourself about the Wind Industry and how it is influencing the lives of many thousands of people in New York State, around the U.S., and all over the world.”