Barton Wind Farm discussion proposed by Adirondack Museum

From Adirondack Musueum:

Adirondack Museum Launches Regional On-line Discussion

Adirondack Voices is a community conversation about the past, present and future of the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. has introduced a moderated on-line forum for open discussion of topics currently facing hamlets, towns, and villages throughout the Adirondack Park. Located on the home page of the museum’s web site, Adirondack Voices will pose a new question each month. Participants are invited to voice their opinions – pro, con, or somewhere in the middle range. The Voices format also allows visitors to directly comment on the responses of others, opening up possibilities for dialog and real “conversation.”

The first question opens debate on the use of alternative energy sources within the Adirondack Park. The Barton Group has proposed building 10 wind turbines on 1700 acres of land formerly used as a garnet mine and already zoned for industrial use. The turbines will be located near North Creek, New York, in the south-central Adirondacks. The turbines could generate enough electricity to power more than half of all households in Warren County.

The question posed is very simple: “What do you think? Should the Barton wind farm be built?” Although the focus is Adirondack local, it is hoped that Adirondack Voices will attract participants from across the country and around the world, willing to share experiences with similar issues.


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