NYS hears public feedback about developing wind energy off the Great Lakes

Erie County

GREAT LAKES (WIVB) — People living along Lake Erie and Ontario got to sound-off on developing wind energy in the Great Lakes.

The state held a public feedback event Wednesday on Zoom. Two residents from Erie County gave their opinions on putting wind turbines in the Great Lakes. “I support the project, I think the economic benefits it could bring to Erie county are immense. A lot of jobs that could be developed,” said one member of the public.

“There’s going to be problems. There’s going to be detriments to the environment—and I can tell you right now, looking out my window, the wind is not blowing, which means the turbines are not blowing,” said another.

New York State is currently working on a study about creating wind energy in the Great Lakes. It’s expected to be finished early next year.

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