National Wind Watch reports on Jefferson County opposition to crapping up Lake Ontario with wind turbines.

filed:  April 11, 2012 • New York

County lawmakers oppose Lake Ontario wind power plan

Credit:  www.wwnytv.com 11 April 2012 ~~

Jeffco Leg, Bobby Ferris, District 11, Towns of
Rutland and Watertown said,
"Stop stupidity from happening!"
Some Jefferson County lawmakers say they’re ready to wage a long battle against wind power development.

The federal government is trying to streamline the process with an eye toward putting turbines on Lake Ontario.

It’s a proposal local leaders continue to oppose, saying it will do more harm than good.
“What I think we’re trying to do is stop it, stop stupidity from happening, said District 11 legislator Bobby Ferris.

“We have tourist destination here that draws people from, you know, half-way across the country,” said District 9 Legislator Barry Ormsby, “so it’s really disheartening to see this whole thing take shape.”

Meeting Tuesday night, a committee of the Jefferson County Legislature passed a resolution opposing New York state’s role in developing wind power on Lake Ontario.
The full legislature will vote on the resolution next month.


  1. Once again, our Jefferson County Legislators have demonstrated that they recognized that 40% of the County's assets lie along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence Shores and should be protected.

  2. Anonymous4/11/2012

    Thanks Rick.

    The resolution will go in front of the Board in May.

  3. Anonymous4/11/2012


    When I linked to NWW I noticed this quote:

    "At this point you may have asked yourself why it is that Vestas does not just make changes to the wind turbines so that they produce less noise? The simple answer is that at the moment it is not technically possible to do so ... —Ditlev Engel, CEO, Vestas"

    This reminds me of why Bp needs to throw money the way of voters for wind and brainwash them into doing their dirty noise making for them.

  4. Anonymous4/11/2012

    Give me your guns, and I will give you your turbines.

    President Obama

  5. Anonymous4/11/2012

    Obama has to go!

  6. Anonymous4/11/2012

    The next step is for JCIDA to retract the PILOT with Upstate

  7. Anonymous4/11/2012

    NOBAMA !!!

  8. Anonymous4/11/2012


    They all admit that it was a big mistake. Sackets Harbor sold out the rest of the Golden Crescent. It is not out of view. For many their whole summer is exploded to Galloo Island.

  9. Anonymous4/11/2012

    Hey bobby doesn't those turbines on Wolfe Islands look beautiful and keep your nose out of the Capes business.

  10. Anonymous4/12/2012

    Mr. Ferris sums up a very complicated, multi-faceted issue with a very astute recommendation.

    " Stop stupidity from happening"

    If we could only convince the hundreds of town planners,zoning boards, town boards, county and state officials, to realize the simple truth inherent in this statement.

    Industrial scale wind power,on shore or off, is a stupid idea!!

    Thank you legislator Ferris.

  11. Anonymous4/12/2012

    Obama took your guns? When? DO I have to give up mine? Lets stay focused on Turbines.