Rochester Billionaire Fights New York Wind Farms

The thought of having these wind farms all over the picturesque Finger Lakes landscape has Tom Golisano seeing red, and he's using his own green to fight it.

Published: 06-Jun-2005

After running three times for governor, Tom Golisano now has another campaign: against wind power.

Rochester's resident billionaire and founder of Paychex Inc. is leading the charge against a state-backed plan to add hundreds, possibly thousands, of wind turbines in New York, including in the Finger Lakes region.

The turbines would be as tall as 400 feet - more than twice as high as the Little Joe Tower in Corning, which soars to 196 feet. And they would be as wide as a football field.

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