Pollution is “Personal,” Hochul Says in Offshore Wind Farm Push


Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase funding for environmental projects such as Long Island’s fledging offshore wind farm industry was inspired by witnessing toxic pollutants contaminate her native Buffalo as a child.

The governor recalled the pollution in her Western New York hometown while touting a proposed budget increase to help fund wind farms and other clean energy projects that she said will help combat climate change that is fueling extreme weather events and rising sea levels.