According to today's news, Oneida County's Board of Legislators has given tax breaks to the benignly-named Citizens Airtricity Energy for the Munnsville windmill electric power project.
"Brewer said the county did not become part of the project for the money, but rather to show it would like to be involved in other energy conservation and revenue sharing projects in the future."
Thank you, very much, Legislator Brewer. You've just provided more justification for NYRI to construct its power line project.
This subject was blogged about back in December '06 when Herkimer County was considering PILOTing windmills, so I won't repeat all my points here. See Public Impacts, Private Profits, and Piloting Nuisances. Suffice it to say that ...
Our Board of Legislators cannot see the forest for the trees.