Growing Debate Over Proposed Wind Farms Off Long Island’s South Shore

NOT EVERYONE WANTS IT TO HAPPEN JENNIFER McLOGAN IS IN MILLVILLE

Reporter: FAMILIES VISITING FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEA SHORE AND HIKERS ALONG ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK TELL US THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE BLINKING LIGHTS ON THE HORIZON LIGHTS THAT COULD COME WITH WIND TURBINES WITH WIND FARMS ARE APPROVED OFF OF THE COAST HERE IS IT SAFE FOR THE SEA LIFE? WOULD IT AFFECT SEA LIFE? WHAT WILL WHAT WE CAN'T SEE BELOW THE WATER LINE BE AFFECTED IT WOULD DETRACT FISH BECAUSE IT WILL BUILD A REPHRASE AROUND IT Reporter: WIND FARMS NOW GAINING STEAM AND CREATING NEW DEBATE

IF IT'S GOING TO CREATE ENERGY AND BE SOMETHING GOOD Reporter: IN THE CALL FOR GREEN ENERGY TO POWER OUR REGIONAL ELECTRIC GRID IF WE'RE GOING TO CLOSE DOWN OUR FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS, STOP IMPORTING COAL AND OIL AND GAS FROM PENNSYLVANIA AND CONNECTICUT, WE NEED WIND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE Reporter: RIGHT NOW RESIDENTS ARE GETTING THEIR CHANCE TO SEE WHAT IS PROPOSED

RENEWABLE WIND PROJECTS OFF OF THE SHORE THE FEDS ARE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT AREAS WE HAVE AREA THAT'S WE HAVE IDENTIFIED TO THE WESTERN SIDE OF LONG ISLAND, CLOSER TO NEW YORK CITY WITH THE LEAST CONFLICT AND THE MOST VALUE FOR NEW YORKERS Reporter: STILL PARTY BOAT CAPTAINS AND FISHERMAN AND WOMEN SAY HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON

YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GOING AROUND THEM Reporter: NOT ENOUGH IS KNOWN ABOUT TURBINE STRUCTURES AND UNDERSEA CABLES IT IS NOT JUST OH WE CARE ABOUT OUR FISH WE CARE ABOUT THE ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT THAT'S WHAT PRODUCES OUR FOOD

YOU CANNOT EAT ENERGY Reporter: THERE IS SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE PLAN THAT THE STATE WILL HOLD THE SECOND PUBLIC MEETING IN JUST TWO DAYS TO DISCUSS THE BLUEPRINT FOR WIND ENERGY JENNIFER McLOG AN, CBS 2 NEWS

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