Oswego County Legislature debates wind power…again

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature debated wind power once again when they met Thursday evening.

County Administrator Phil Church addressed the topic, explaining that New York is among the five Great Lakes states that recently reached a deal with the Obama administration to streamline the development of offshore wind turbines.

Church told legislators that he was trying to get more information. The legislature had previously passed a resolution in opposition of offshore wind farms.

Last year, the New York Power Authority shelved a plan to develop an offshore wind project, known as GLOW. Legislators opposed the project, proposed to be sited somewhere in the shallow waters of the Lake Ontario shoreline, in a 2010 resolution that was forwarded to state officials.

Legislator Arthur Ospelt said while he opposed the placement of a wind turbine farm in Lake Ontario, he does not oppose wind farms sited on land.

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