Located in northern Steuben County and nestled between Keuka and Canandaigua Lakes, Prattsburgh, NY is an idyllic township of hills, woods and farms. Advocates for Prattsburgh is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization run and financially supported by and offering a voice to resident and non-resident Prattsburgh landowners, as well as concerned citizens in the surrounding towns.
Two wind farm companies – Ecogen and UPC – plan to construct nearly one hundred, 400' high wind turbines in Prattsburgh, interspersed between the homes and properties of non-participating landowners. The noise, negative health effects, ice throws and overwhelming visual dominance of these huge industrial machines pose a severe threat to our town, the value of our property, our personal safety, and our freedom to live our lives in peace and quiet. Recent action by the Prattsburgh Town Board to use eminent domain to condemn the land of property owners who refused to grant easements to UPC for the Windfarm Prattsburgh Project should be a wake-up call for what is planned for our future and our freedoms.
Advocates for Prattsburgh and our website offers voice to both year-round and seasonal inhabitants of this region who wish to maintain the lifestyle which attracted them to the Town. Although Advocates for Prattsburgh does not limit itself to one issue - THE issue at this time upon which all efforts are focused is windfarms and associated zoning issues. Please explore this website and become involved. We need your help and your financial support to protect the rights of us all.
Our position is not against wind power, but against the inappropriate siting of these industrial wind turbines. These massive, 400' high factories should be placed in an industrial park, in which all the property within its boundaries is contiguous and is either owned by, leased to, or easements voluntarily granted to the wind power companies. The siting of these turbines within this industrial park should also be set back from the properties lines of non-participating landowners sufficient to protect the personal health and safety of property owners, the value of their homes, and their desire not to be dominated by noise-making adjacent factories as tall as the pyramids of Egypt.
Ecogen and UPC have avoided this responsible approach in order to maximize huge anticipated profits - at the expense of the non-participating adjacent landowners and at the expense of the good of the Town and the surrounding Finger Lakes region. If these developers get their way, a large part of Prattsburgh will be transformed into an industrial park, and we will be forced to live and "enjoy" our property inside it. Ecogen's "project area" covers over 35 square miles in the towns of Prattsburgh and Italy - and this is JUST ONE of the two projects. The developers have shown that they will only begin to act responsibly if they are required to do so. To accomplish this, we need your help.
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