Wind Energy in Allegany
  • Petitioned John Hare, Supervisor

This petition was delivered to:

Town of Allegany Town Board
John Hare, Supervisor

Wind Energy in Allegany

    1. Petition by

      International Union of Operating Engineers Local 17 Laborers' Local 621

      Buffalo, NY


In August 2011, the Town of Allegany signed several agreements with Everpower Inc. to permit the construction and operation of a 29 wind turbine farm. In exchange, Everpower agreed to make substantial payments -- approximately $7 million dollars--- directly to the Town, Fire Department and School District.

In addition to the direct financial payments, the project will create dozens of good paying jobs, promote clean energy and bring in approximately $53.7 million dollars to the local economy through the multiplying effect of construction dollars to local suppliers and workers.


Everpower has recently initiated legal action against the Town based on actions that the Town Board, under the leadership and direction of Board members Koebelin and O'Dell, has taken to violate the agreements with Everpower. The Town is now wasting precious taxpayer dollars defending litigation rather than promoting job creation, clean energy and tax relief for its residents.

We ask the Town Board to vote "No" on the Local Law to Rescind the Wind Energy Overlay District, end the delay tactics and come into compliance with its legal obligations.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Craig Neuland OLEAN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      The positive economic impact is too great to ignore

    • Gary Swain MACHIAS, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Wind energy is good for everybody from residents to the workers building them to the environment , so some one would flush that because they don't want to look at them , that's pretty selfish!!!!!!!! What's the world coming to ??????????????

    • Merle Goot Jr CASSADAGA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Wind Energy. good for our local economy,and every new mw of power we can produce might just help us from sending more of our men and women over to other counties to fight for oil and our independents

    • Sally Nosal ALLEGANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I personally like the view of windmills..I find them majestic and peaceful looking!!!

    • Julie Stayer ALLEGANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Clean, renewable energy is more important than the view from anyone's front porch.


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