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PRESS STATEMENT

For immediate release:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org

VICTORY! GOVERNOR CUOMO MAKES MAJOR COMMITMENT TO OFFSHORE WIND

Farmingdale, NY - In today's State of the State address, Governor Cuomo has announced his committment to build 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030. In addition, the Governor urged LIPA to approve a 90mw wind farm off the coast of Montauk, a project that would make NY home to the largest offshore wind project in the US.  Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the  Environment, issued the following statement:

“It took 20 years of advocating for offshore wind, but we finally got to yes! Wind power is no longer a technology for tomorrow but rather it’s a technology for today. Offshore wind power provides us a real foundation for reaching our renewable energy goals and transitioning away from fossil fuels. CCE applauds Governor Cuomo for his commitment to advancing offshore wind and to fighting climate change. Today’s commitment to offshore wind cements Governor Cuomo’s position as a renewable energy champion and ensures New York will continue to move forward with projects that mitigate climate change, stabilize the rate base and protect our coastal communities while providing good, local jobs for Long Islanders. There are moments in time when one decision can change our future for the better - this is one of those moments. Today’s announcement gives us cause for celebration.”

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by jchristensen  1/10/17