Dec. 21, 2011
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
Wind Works 4 Long Island Coalition
says it's time for New York to get moving
NYLCV joined a broad coalition of New York's environmental, business, public health, and labor organizations on Wednesday to call on state and federal leaders to move forward with offshore wind development.
NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn called on state leaders to seize the opportunity that offshore wind presents.New York has substantial offshore wind resources and there are currently several proposals to develop job-producing clean energy off the coast of Long Island.
"With progress on clean energy short-circuited in Washington, New York has an unprecedented opportunity to lead the nation," said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. "Offshore wind energy will not only help clean the air, it will create 21st century jobs that are desperately needed on Long Island and around New York State. We urge Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Skelos, Speaker Silver and LIPA to get behind this and other clean energy advancements."
The Wind Works 4 Long Island Coalition set a single, clear message: It is time to get moving and generate much-needed clean energy for New York from offshore wind.
Click here to check out the announcement, or here to view our online photo gallery.
Among the many partners in the coalition are: Renewable Energy Long Island, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Action Long Island, American Lung Association, Environmental Advocates of New York and the National Wildlife Federation.
Critical to Wednesday's announcement were the inclusion of the Long Island Association and the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Their participation underscores the economic and jobs potential of offshore wind.