National Audobon:

html •Site Summary: Audubon strongly supports properly-sited wind power as a clean alternative energy source that reduces the threat of global warming. Wind power facilities should be planned, sited and operated to minimize negative impacts on bird and wildlife populations. •Audubon supports the adoption of federal and state guidelines on the study, siting, operation and mitigation of wind power. Guidelines should provide developers, permitting agencies and conservation groups with the legal, technical and practical steps needed to minimize impacts on birds and other wildlife. 1000 Islands Land Trust (Clayton, NY) •The mission of TILT is to conserve the natural beauty, wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities of the Thousand Islands region; TILT is therefore opposed to the siting of industrial wind turbines within the viewshed of the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries in the Thousand Islands region. Statement on Wind Power Generation in the Adirondack Park By John Davis, Adirondack land conservationist: •We are adamantly opposed to the development of any towers on the Forest Preserve, including wind power turbines. Any proposal for towers on the Forest Preserve would be a violation of Article XIV of the State Constitution, the “Forever Wild” clause. We are also concerned with visual impacts of projects proposed on private lands that can be seen from Forest Preserve lands. •Although there are locations throughout the North Country where wind is sufficient to accommodate wind power generation, commercial wind facilities are also inappropriate on private lands within the Adirondack Park. Given the land use policies in the Adirondack Park Agency Act, the Adirondack Park Agency’s Policy on Agency Review of Proposals for New Telecommunications Towers and other Tall Structures in the Adirondack Park (APA’s Towers Policy), Adirondack Park Agency Rules and Regulations, the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, the purposes for which the Park was created, and the Park’s critical importance to regional wildlife habitat integrity and connectivity, commercial wind tower facilities should not be permitted within the Blue Line. • Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County(Ontario) •The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County believes that any installation of industrial-scale windturbine complexes in Prince Edward County will be detrimental to its unique historical, agricultural, cultural and rural character. There are no locations within the County or in the near shore waters, where a wind turbine complex would not severely impact the health, environment, creative and rural economies and quality of life of its citizens. •APPEC is therefore opposed to the development of industrial wind projects in Prince Edward County. Lake Eerie Committee All offshore windpower projects include; •A demonstration of clear and substantial public benefit, including, but not limited to, environmental benefit. •Long-term ecological monitoring should occur both pre-construction and post-construction.

littoralsociety.doc. If negative impacts are identified. this dash toward wind has diverted attention from the difficult and politically distasteful changes we must make to the houses we live but also risks postponing the more difficult actions we need to take to reverse global warming past the point of no return. NJ) http://www. recreational and commercial values should be protected from offshore windpower development. the cars we drive. •Adaptive management should be implemented for future proposals as best-management practices are developed. the food we eat. This is a dangerous diversion that not only puts already stressed coastal resources and public money at risk. challenges which are truly at the root of addressing global climate change. . American Littoral Society (Highlands.•Adaptive mitigation measures that would reflect monitoring results. • Areas identified as biologically or physically sensitive or areas of archaeological. and just about every other aspect of the way we live.pdf •All the while. projects should be re-sited or adjusted to minimize impacts to Lake Erie fisheries and fish habitat.