Utica Observer Dispatch reports that the Feds and 5 states want to crap up the Great Lakes with wind turbines.

Feds, 5 states to push for Great Lakes wind farms.  
(Make that factories.)


by John Flesher, The Associated Press

The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.

Democratic New York State Congressional,
and Senatorial as well as NY State Senate and
Assembly Candidates will be faced
with the dilemma of fierce local resistance
to President Obama's crapping up of
the magnificent Great Lakes.
Under the deal, which administration officials disclosed to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement scheduled for Friday, state and federal agencies will craft a blueprint for speeding regulatory review of proposed wind farms without sacrificing environmental and safety standards. The Great Lakes have no offshore wind turbines, although a Cleveland partnership announced plans last year for a demonstration project that would place five to seven turbines in Lake Erie about 7 miles north of the city, generating 20-30 megawatts of electricity.

Offshore wind projects have been proposed elsewhere in the region, including Michigan and New York, stirring fierce debate.