Residents confront state workers and each other in Long Beach about offshore wind projects

Representatives from various state agencies explained and defended how wind farms work and how New Yorkers will benefit from them.

Thema Ponton

Jan 25, 2024, 3:42 AM

Updated 178 days ago

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New York's offshore wind projects were a heated topic Wednesday night at an open house at the Long Beach Public Library.
Representatives from various state agencies explained and defended how wind farms work and how New Yorkers will benefit from them.
As News 12 has reported, the state wants the entire electric grid to eventually be powered by offshore wind.
But in Long Beach, there is strong opposition, especially to a now-scrapped plan that would have seen a high-voltage-transmission cable come through town.
"We do not want this in our communities." said Jennifer Sarafin, of Long Beach.
Gegory Lampman, director of Offshore Wind with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority said, "We're not necessarily expecting to win people over and to leave here thinking like everything's great, right? But we can help them better understand how the whole process works."


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