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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1502093

Wind Farm Hot Air

Honestly, when looking at the diagram of the two proposed wind farms off Long Island [“Ørsted Wins Bid From New York State For Large New Wind Farm Off Montauk,” 27east.com, July 18], the least practical route for the necessary cable would be through or near the Shinnecock Inlet—unless one wants to protect a heavy source of political funding farther east.

Think about it: Hampton Bays is the most heavily populated town, and the amount of recreational activities that take place in the bay, the inlet and the ocean far outweigh anything to the east.

Meanwhile, the project itself does not make much sense. Our governor refuses to give us access to almost zero-cost natural gas that would save millions of dollars for those who can access it to fuel their homes, instead favoring a project based on spurious economics and environmental promises.

Bill HarnischHampton Bays

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