Concerned Wind Facility Will Hurt Forests, Salmon River, Hunting, Fishing, Fort Drum, Economy
January 21, 2018 |Robert McNamara. | Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust told the New York State Public Service Commission that it is concerned a major industrial wind energy facility proposed for the center of the Tug Hill region will harm the region’s forests, wildlife, water quality in the Salmon River, hunting and fishing opportunities, economy and the future of Fort Drum.
The Land Trust’s concerns focus on the proposed Mad River industrial wind energy facility that is proposed for the Tug Hill core forest in the towns of Worth and Redfield, east of Sandy Creek and Pulaski, New York.
“We support wind and other renewable energy that can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help protect our environment, but that does not mean that every location is right for wind energy facilities, especially large industrial facilities like those proposed by Atlantic Wind LLC in the Tug Hill core forest,” said Land Trust Executive Director Linda Garrett from the organization’s headquarters in Watertown.