Cohocton Wind Watch: Cohocton not surprised by wind investigation
Cohocton Wind Watch is a community citizen organization dedicated to preserve the public safety, property values, economic viability, environmental integrity and quality of life in Cohocton, NY and in surrounding townships. Neighbors committed to public service in order to achieve a reasonable vision for a Finger Lakes region worthy of future generations.


READ about the FIRST WIND Connection to the Obama Administration

Industrial Wind and the Wall Street Cap and Trade Fraud




********************************************************************

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cohocton not surprised by wind investigation

COHOCTON, N.Y. -- The owner of a dairy farm has been working with First Wind for years to put more than a dozen turbines on his land in Cohocton.

"It's been a very good relationship. We've worked together to get this project underway," said Lent Hill Dairy Farm owner Paul Wolcott.

Turbines are starting to dot Cohocton's hills and some landowners say First Wind is staying cooperative.

"They seem up front and they've done about everything they said they were going to do," said Pine Hill landowner Doug Schwingel.

"It's been a team effort. It hasn't been push and shove. Everything we've done, we've done on our own free will," Wolcott said.

Now the state is investigating whether that's been the case across the board. Members of Cohocton Wind Watch say it hasn't.

"We've uncovered evidence throughout the past couple of years of very questionable business practices: anti-trust violations, potential bribery, fraud that's been going on," said James Hall.

The New York State Attorney General's Office is looking into whether First Wind did anything improper when it got permission to build turbines in Cohocton and in other areas. Landowners say they're not surprised by the investigation.

"There are will people who are emotionally opposed to this project. And they have tried to stir up as much dissension as they can through the whole thing. I think their claims are going to be unfounded," Wolcott said.

"We feel that the resources of New York State are well used to investigate and to hopefully prosecute wrongdoers," Hall said.

Whatever the state finds, it seems what won't change are the divided opinions and new landscape in Cohocton.

The Cohocton Town Supervisor was not in town for comment Wednesday.

A spokesperson for First Wind says the company has received the Attorney General's subpoena and is prepared to fully cooperate in the investigation.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home


Click on link to submit your SEC complaint on the
First Wind Holdings Inc. IPO public offering


TEN Reasons
Why the SEC should not allow First Wind to be listed on NASDAQ

First Wind Holdings Inc. 12/22/09 SEC S1/A IPO Filing

First Wind Holdings Inc. 7/31/08 SEC S1 IPO Filing

May 14, 2010 addition to the First Wind Holdings Inc. SEC S1A IPO Filing

August 18, 2010 amendment 7 to the First Wind Holdings Inc. SEC S1A IPO Filing

October 13, 2010 Filing update to the First Wind Holdings Inc. SEC S1A IPO Filing

New October 25, 2010 Filing update to the First Wind Holdings Inc. SEC S1A IPO Filing


FIRST WIND Lays an Egg WITHDRAWS IPO
after Wall Street no confidence in company




Send email request to join - RIWT Facebook Groupsplus
cohoctonwindwatch@gmail.com

RIWT is open to the public

Risks of Industrial Wind Turbines is a group of citizens and organizations dedicated to preserve the public safety, property values, economic viability, environmental integrity and quality of life of residents and future generations.

**************