Reject fossil fuels, pursue renewables

I believe in the potential of this city. But being born and raised here, too often I have seen the health and well being of our communities and economy sacrificed for dirty industry.

It doesn’t make any sense to be burning dirty, expensive fossil fuels like coal and natural gas just miles from Niagara Falls, the greatest source of clean, renewable energy around. Projects like Steel Winds and the RiverBend Clean Tech Hub are just hints of what is possible here. Let’s do more.

It’s time to move this state beyond coal and natural gas, and support large-scale renewables like wind. Listen up, Gov. Cuomo. It’s time to be a hero for our communities and our economy. Support wind energy across the state.

Charlotte Olena