Hearings scheduled to discuss wind turbines off South Shore

Residents can weigh in this week on plans to build wind turbines off the Island's South Shore.

Informational hearings will begin Tuesday night at Brookhaven Town Hall.

There will also be meetings Wednesday in Southampton and Thursday in Long Beach.

Environmentalists back the move toward wind energy amid concerns about climate change.

Critics of the plan worry about the cost of the project, obstructed views, and the wind turbines' impact on fishing and wildlife.