Monday, April 16, 2012
Robert E. Aliasso, Jr. April 13, 2012
PO Box 148
Henderson, NY 13650
RE: Oppose Galloo Island PPA to Ft. Drum
Honorable Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand F (202) 228-0282
Sen. Chuck Schumer F (202) 228-3027ax
Rep. Bill Owens F (202) 226-0621
Honorable Members of NYS Senate and Assembly
Sen., Patty Ritchie F (315)782-6357 & (518) 426-6740
Ken Blankenbush firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorable Jefferson County Legislators
Barry Ormsby BarryO@co.jefferson.ny.us
|The rumor that for each megawatt of expensive|
Galloo Island designer electricity that Fort Drum purchases
they will receive a beautiful ivory toilet seat,
is not true.
I am contacting all the representation I have as Taxpayer and citizen of New York State, County of Jefferson. It alarms me that Ft. Drum may consider purchase of energy from a yet to be built wind project, to be located on Galloo Island. This project will cost taxpayers nearly US$200 million dollars in subsidies and tax breaks. The existing power plant on Ft. Drum site was already built at taxpayer expense and ready for operation. The conversion of this facility to biomass is aligned with NYS RPS and also assists local farms and tracts of land to supply the biomass for many years. It was recently reported that this conversion would amount to US$34 million dollars and has been supported by Sen. Schumer.
In these extremely difficult economic times, I do not know how a single recipient of this letter can support spending six times the amount, subsidized by taxpayers, to supply renewable energy to Ft. Drum. I fully support the conversion of the facility to a renewable energy facility, using biomass fuel, supplied by local farms. I strongly oppose the Galloo Island WEC project and the unnecessary expense to the taxpayer.
I ask each of you to oppose the Galloo Island PPA and support the conversion of the existing facility as promoted by Sen. Schumer.
Thank you. Please contact me should you require further information, or wish to schedule a discussion on my views of this wasteful spending that must end.
Robert E. Aliasso, Jr.