A proposed wind farm on Lake Erie has been paused after State Senator Chris Jacobs claimed the construction could harm New Yorkers and other Americans who rely on the lake for drinking water.
“The Great Lakes account for 84 percent of North America’s surface freshwater including the Lake Erie and Ontario, which border New York State,” Jacobs said Tuesday at Sturgeon Point Marina. “11 million people rely on Lake Erie for their drinking water, reinforcing that we must take decisive action now to protect the resource that is so vital to us and 11 million people.”
While other local officials agree with Jacob’s concerns, The Buffalo News editorial board wrote that the conversation must continue for elected officials to know the facts and come to a decision about this potential renewable energy source.
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