September 21, 2018
Dear Francis, Bill, Rick, John, Brian, Dell, Jim, Susan and Susan, Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton
Dear Peter, Sylvia, Jeff, Kathee, and David, Town of East Hampton Board
We write on behalf of hundreds of named members of the Wainscott community about the planned landing of Deepwater Wind powerlines at Beach Lane. While we are very supportive of alternative energy sources (including wind and solar) and conservation, the selection of Beach Lane will permanently alter an already fragile and eroding iconic beach. Given that multiple viable alternative routes exist for Deepwater Wind, we petition the East Hampton Town Trustees to not disturb Beach Lane with its planned power cable landing site. More than 341 Wainscott residents and community members have already signed the petition to date, which was mainly distributed door-to-door and hand-to-hand in the hamlet over three weeks.
A for-profit company installing power cables will forever alter our sole, undivided community beach. As you know, Beach Lane beach is already prone to erosion on its own. Permanent cable landing infrastructure on land and in the water will affect our iconic beach, wildlife (including piping plover and fish) and community. Continue reading “Initial petitions sent to Town Trustees and Town Board”