Offshore windmills for lake get mixed spin
But lake-lovers from Hamburg and other shoreline communities said at the County Legislature hearing that they see offshore windmills as a blight, especially for a once-polluted lake that has been revived. ...the Power Authority has yet to decide where the up to 166 windmills will stand in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in a combined undertaking.
June 10, 2010
by Matthew Spina
in The Buffalo News
Strong views aired to Power Authority
The New York Power Authority faced the stiff wind of opposition Wednesday when it briefed Erie County's public on plans to stand power-generating windmills somewhere in Lake Erie.
Yes, many of the more than 60 observers supported the project. The Citizens Campaign for the Environment displayed 2,000 signatures on its "Give Wind a Chance" petition, and the group's Western New York director, Brian Smith, stressed that "saying no to offshore wind power is equivalent to saying yes to our continued reliance on fossil fuels."
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