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Thursday, October 30, 2008

New York Newspaper's Investigation Results In New Rules For Wind Energy Companies

Wind energy development

to face tougher scrutiny

By JOSEPH SPECTOR • Gannett News Service

ALBANY -- After allegations of corruption in the development of wind energy across New York, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today an agreement with two major wind farm companies for more transparency over the industry.

The agreement will require Noble Environmental Power, LLC and First Wind, who have wind farms in upstate New York, to no longer hire municipal workers or their relatives, ban gifts to public officials and maintain a Web site that lists their employees.

A Gannett News Service investigation in July revealed dozens of allegations from residents in small towns in which wind-farm companies were accused of running roughshod over ill-prepared town boards and specifically entering agreements with town officials to grease the process. More...

2 comments :

Rep.Chick said...

"to no longer hire municipal workers or their relatives, ban gifts to public officials and maintain a Web site that lists their employees."

Sounds like "do as I say not as I do"...too bad the politicians do not have to follow the same rules!

But instead of gifts to public officials, the lobbyists would not be able to "gift" to the politicians, ya right, that will be the day!

And maybe the politicians should have to list their employees as well. There just may be fewer son-in-laws, daugher-in-laws, spouses and so on hired and paid with tax payers money.

Sounds like a plan to me!

Mr. Negative said...

I agree with you 100% The politicians in this country have gotten way out of control...it's time that they were made accountable for their actions and stupid decisions....