For all you green power folks who thought you invented the concept:
Robert Moses Project
"We were through with it before you knew what to do with it."
At the moment, the authority is working (ahead of schedule) on refitting/replacing turbines in order to increase output.
On a similar note, folks here seem to be amazed that the village I come from (nestled between Buffalo and Tonawanda, NY) has had a formal recycling program at least since I was a child. Some of my earliest memories were of the 'can can.'
Recycling, clean power, etc. Not just Yankee Frugality or Green Liberal Values. Just good sense, really.