Courtesy of Pandora's Box of Rocks, check out the Glenn Curry show dedicated entirely to Article X, a law that gives state much of the sway over wind turbine siting decisions.
In many parts of the state, the legislation was a feather in the accomplishment cap of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but it angered some in the north country and in other places where wind turbine siting decisions are a hot button issue. Some fear that Article X will take away local control over siting decisions.
A state panel will call the shots on where to site turbines, but it will include local input. The region's legislative delegation voted against the measure because of the expected (and rightly expected) backlash from people who have concerns over wind power development.