Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County seeking new, younger members 

Olean Times Herald, February 21, 2024 —

 OLEAN — Cattaraugus County Concerned Citizens, an environmental and health watchdog over the past four decades, is seeking new members in order to carry on its mission. 

Concerned Citizens formed in the early 1990s in response to a proposed landfill in Farmersville and reorganized in 2010 to fight a proposed 29-turbine wind farm in the Chipmunk area in the town of Allegany. 

Cattaraugus County and Concerned Citizens fought against the proposed landfill and it was effectively stopped in 2004. Five years later, the county auctioned off parcels there with the understanding the land could never be used for a landfill. 

Ironically, another Farmersville project, the proposed Alle-Catt Wind Farm, split the remaining members of Concerned Citizens and it dropped out of the coalition of groups and individuals opposed to the wind farm. 

Read the full article here.

For more information

on the West Valley Citizen Task Force, please contact:

Nancy Raca, Facilitator
West Valley Citizen Task Force
c/o Highland Planning