The Town Crier

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Big Wind Senators are trying to sneak industrial wind welfare into the Transportation Bill.

This email alert from Lisa Linowes:



Folks -- We have a situation...

Today, the Senate voted to end debate on the Transportation bill. The vote failed (did not get 60 votes). Republican's held out for non-germane amendments they wanted in the bill.

I was just informed that Big Wind senators are now trying to sneak in an extension to the PTC. It is NOT coming as Bennet's amendment 1709 but through possible new language offered by Senator Cantwell (D-WA).

My contact in the Senate wrote -- "Please make calls .... Things are moving very fast. I don't have a lot of details yet."

Our message has to be short and to the point: "Vote NO on any extension of the PTC."

If the text gets into the bill, it most likely will be voted on individually. Best that it not get in at all. As soon as I learn anything more I will pass it on.

Thank you all for staying with us at this critical time. Please call or email me if you have questions

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha, Ha, Ha, Bp is going to get their subsidy money. They will crush the Cape anti wind and drive them out of town. So long.....

Anonymous said...

6:43 Laugh while you can.

There is no greater fool than he who is the cause for his own demise.

Anonymous said...

6:43 you can only hope BP will try and crush the anti-wind because it is a sure thing that the pro-wind got their butts kicked trying to do it themselves.

Their is lot more fight in the anti-wind than think.

Just take a look around, do you see any of the turbines that were supposed to be a few years ago?

Do you see any pro-wind left on the local boards?

You guys got your asses kicked!

Anonymous said...

Yea that's why BP bought out the other wind company. It's easier to have one company ask the state for for money than two. They are getting their cards all in a row, besides they have more lawyers to fight. Look they got off with a small fine in the Gulf. They're cooking again looking for a new fight and enough lawyers to tie you up in courts for years. They know a good thing, that's why you can't run them out of town. Ho hum.

Anonymous said...

6:45

Thank God our founding father's weren't as candied-ass as you are. There are hundreds of people in Cape Vincent who are not yet willing to roll over and play dead for Bp.

Anonymous said...

3/7/12 6:45 AM You are absolutely right! BP has enough lawyers to tie the anti-wind up in court for years. Probably 5 or 10 years at least.

But remember, that means 5 or 10 years until you have a chance of seeing a turbine.

You better get a job because you won't see any turbine money for a long, long, long time.

Polly Information said...

What better way for Bp to get greedy, anxious voters for wind off your backs then to tie it all up in courts.

And, make leaseholders thing they are fighting for them.

Their first concern is to tie up your land. Bp has land holdings all over the world. The only interest they have is the subsidy. After that, they could care less and will stick you with their junk.

Cape Vincent sits on top of Utica shale. Unlike wind technology, fracturing will and is improving. And, remember, fracturing can make a profit for both the leaseholder and the company without local or federal subsidy.

Anonymous said...

Yea, but when it comes , it'll be truck loads to make up for all those years. I'm willing to wait for a good thing. Ho hum.

Anonymous said...

Fracturing the ground. May your water wells get screwed up from that process of drilling and your water turns into poison when drank. I hope you live along the river where you see a drastic color change in the water.

Anonymous said...

6:43 wow I have no words

Anonymous said...

They'll get it done and there's nothing you'll be able to do about it. HO hum.