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"n&iron'ent 3 "'(ire State #la)a Albany, NY 12223*13+0 Re: Case12-F-0410 Cape Vincent Wind Power ,ear Acting Secretary Cohen.e $oul! li/e to bring to your attention to a recent (o0t fro' the Ca(e 1incent blog, #an!ora20 o3 of 4oc/0. .e $ere all 0truc/ by the irony of the (o0t. #20 Article 10 #ublic 5n&ol&e'ent #lan, $e a00u'e, re6uire0 a certain !egree of hone0t re(re0entation of fact0 an! infor'ation (re0ente! to the (ublic. Yet, the fal0e, 'i0lea!ing &i0ual ai!0 that are a (ro'inent feature of #20 $eb0ite are in 0tar/ contra0t to $hat our co''unity re(re0ent0. 7hi0 concern0 u0. 7he follo$ing i0 a co(y of the (o0t-
“The BP Alternative Energy website now has a link to their Cape Vincent project. http://www.capevincentwindfarm.com/ When you click on that link you will see a brie paragraph about the project an! three or our panora"ic color photos that appear an! !issolve away in se#uence every "inute or
so into a new photo. But each o these photos $such as the one above% is ro" so"e place ar away ro" Cape Vincent. &orth 'akota perhaps( Eastern )ontana "aybe( Certainly not aroun! here. At the risk o "aking you ill or upset* take a look or yoursel . 'o these co"pletely "islea!ing photos constitute an e+a"ple o "islea!ing visual propagan!a( Certainly. Anyone personally un a"iliar with our area who looks at the BP web page "ight won!er what all the uss is about in Cape Vincent. Who woul! be co"plaining about the project( There are no people aroun! to co"plain i you go by the pictures they want you to associate with the project. ,ere-s a suggestion* BP. Why !on-t you take !own those irrelevant photos an! put up so"e true local panora"as. There are plenty o nice ones alrea!y available. .se so"e i"ages that show the town as it is / with Churches* schools* ho"es* cottages* streets* !ocks* boats an! people / with 0ake 1ntario an! the beauti ul Thousan! 2slan!s in the oregroun! or the backgroun!. But then again* that woul! re#uire a certain "easure o honesty an! transparency on your part. &ever "in!. 3ust a silly passing thought.4 Secretary Cohen, thi0 i0 an i'(ortant, rele&ant (oint. 8i0re(re0enting our co''unity in the (hoto0 on their Ca(e 1incent .in! #ro9ect $eb0ite 'ay hel( e3(lain $hy # 0o 0eriou0ly 'i09u!ge! our co''unity20 0u((ort for their (ro9ect at our :ctober 2012 'eeting. 5f # thin/0 Ca(e 1incent i0 an o(en (rairie $ith little re0i!ential !e&elo('ent, then it i0 not !ifficult to un!er0tan! ho$ # ca'e to belie&e they ha&e rou0ing co''unity 0u((ort for their (ro9ect (ro(o0al $hen they !o not. 5n both ca0e0 # i0 in our &ie$ !angerou0ly ill*infor'e!. # 0houl! not only ta/e !o$n their !ece(ti&e (anora'a0 fro' their $eb0ite, but they 0houl! al0o 'a/e an hone0t re*a00e00'ent of $hat con0titute0 a 'a9ority of co''unity 0u((ort for their (ro9ect here in Ca(e 1incent. 7hey can 0tart that re*a00e00'ent by con0i!ering all the electe! an! a((ointe! official0 fro' the 7o$n of Ca(e 1incent $ho ha&e affi3e! their 0ignature0 to thi0 letter. 4e0(ectfully your0, ;rban Hir0chey < 7o$n Su(er&i0or roo/0 ra!gon < ,e(uty Su(er&i0or John yrne < 7o$n Council
Cliffor! Schnei!er < 7o$n Council 8ichelle :0$al! < 7o$n Council 4ichar! 8ac0herry < #lanning oar! Chair'an
4obert S. ro$n < #lanning oar! Cyril Cullen < #lanning oar! #aul ,octeur < #lanning oar! ,enni0 Faul/nha' < = A Chair'an "! Hlu!)en0/i < =oning oar!