Every Letter Matters!
Let the New York State Department of Public Services (DPS) know your thoughts about the Industrial Wind Turbine Project through their Public Comments page and Include your personal story if appropriate:

Here's the link to the Public Comments page:
State of NY Siting Board project documents on Apex project (submitted as Lighthouse Wind)

Note - When writing to the NYS siting board about Lighthouse Wind you must refer to the
Case# 14-F-0485.

What You Can Do To Participate:

SOS Calls for Investigation into APEX Questionable Tactics
Read the press release here
SOS letter to the NYS Attorney General


Birding in and Around Somerset and Yates 2018

Participate in local bird counts from the comfort of your home or a location nearby. Become a citizen scientist! Click here for more information (pdf)

The American Bird Conservancy published the "Top 10 Myths About Wind Energy and Birds" on December 6, 2017 - https://abcbirds.org/top-10-myths-wind-energy-birds. They also published a March 2016 report that lists the Lighthouse Wind project in: "10 of the Worst-Sited Wind Energy Projects for Birds" - https://abcbirds.org/10-worst-wind-energy-sites-for-birds

The Rochester Birding Association says the "Apex Lighthouse Wind Project Poses Significant Threat to Birds": https://rochesterbirding.com/rba-apex-lighthouse-wind-project-poses-significant-threat-to-birds/


Residents of the Towns of Yates and Somerset are dealing with the effects of high water as well as the threat of industrial wind turbines. Below are some resources that might answer questions regarding permits and grants. More information is available by contacting the DEC.



Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
DEC's Lake Ontario Flood Assistance Hotline at 866-244-3839 Seven days a week, from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Get help with insurance-related issues, assistance with flood mitigation measures such as sandbags, and for technical guidance regarding on-site repairs to property.

DEC Permitting Offices Website

Communications Regarding the Code of Conduct Agreement for Wind Resource Development

2016 Code of Conduct from NY Attorney General (pdf)

Communications between Apex and NYS Attorney General’s Office 2015-2016 regarding Code of Conduct (pdf)

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Please consider joining this work by giving what you can. Monthly donations are welcome. SOS is a not for profit corporation and it is not a tax exempt organization, so donations are not deductible for tax purposes.

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Save Ontario Shores, Inc.
PO Box 216
Lyndonville, NY 14098




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