Broome County Concerned Residents

We are a coalition of residents that oppose the construction of the Bluestone Industrial Wind Turbines in the towns of Sanford and Windsor, New York.

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Leases

The main theme of all of the links provided below is "SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING!"  Know what you are getting yourself into!

Question:  “What’s black and white and you can’t talk about it for the rest of your life?”

Answer:  “Sorry. I signed a wind lease. I can’t discuss it.”

A particular contract term used by wind farm developers is the confidentiality agreement. This stratagem requires landowners sign a confidentiality agreement often before even seeing a form lease. The clause attempts to give a developer an advantage over landowners by prohibiting the sharing of information among landowners. Such a “gag” provision is also found in a final executed wind lease in order to protect the contract terms from disclosure.

Leasing your farmland for wind power offers another source of income — one that lets you continue farming the land. But wind agreements create complex legal and financial issues, and affect your property rights far into the future, says Jennifer Jambor-Delgado, a staff attorney at Minnesota-based Farmers’ Legal Action Group.

The Oppose Belwood Wind Farm Action Group has made several lease, option, and easement agreements available

This article is a letter to a landowner (Town of Yates) from an attorney concerning an Industrial Turbine Lease.