Plans are afoot to blight the pristine skyline of Lake Ontario’s shores. Apex Clean Energy, a company based in Charlottesville, Va., wants to install 70 industrial wind turbines in the rural towns of Somerset (Niagara County) and Yates (Orleans County).
Projected to be as tall as 620 feet, the turbines would be the tallest in New York State. They would overshadow every building in Western New York, including the 38-story One Seneca Tower (529 feet) in downtown Buffalo. Save Ontario Shores (SOS), a citizen coalition of property owners in the towns of Yates and Somerset, was formed to oppose the installation of these behemoths.