For Immediate Release

July 7, 2017

For More Information Contact:

Bob Bellafiore, 518.928.8471,
Steven Greenberg, 

Labor, Business, Environmentalists, Long Island Leaders Hold Monday News Conference Ahead of NYSERDA Public Information Meetings on Offshore Wind Power for New York State

As NYSERDA Looks to Complete Offshore Wind Master Plan

to Help Meet Gov. Cuomo’s Renewable Energy Goal,

Broad Coalition Comes Together to Voice Support



WHAT:      News Conference to Support Offshore Wind for New York


WHEN:      Monday, July 10 – 4:00 pm


WHERE:    Long Island Association

                  300 Broadhollow Road



WHO:        Long Island labor leaders, including Roger Clayman, Executive Director, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

                  Long Island business leaders, including Kevin Law, President, LIA National and local environmental leaders, including Catherine Bowes, National

                  Wildlife Federation, and Maureen Murphy,
 Citizens Campaign for the Environment NY Offshore Wind Alliance Director Liz Gordon Long Islanders                  
                   in support of offshore wind

 WHY:      The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding a series of public information meetings – three next week on Long Island and
                 three next month in New York City.

        New York is moving toward dramatically increasing its reliance on renewable energy.  Offshore wind will have to be a major component if that objective is to be met.

The broad, diverse coalition of Long Island leaders coming together on Monday for the news conference and the first NYSERDA Public Information Meeting (6pm Monday at the LIA office) are working collectively to support the development of significant offshore wind for Long Island.  Offshore wind is a clean, reliable energy resource that will improve public health and the quality of life on Long Island, ensure electricity needs are met and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.


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