Offshore wind projects in the New York Bight have the potential to create thousands of jobs and generate substantial economic activity. In April, the BlueGreen Alliance submitted these comments to inform the preparation by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) of an environmental assessment (EA) for the nearly 800,000 acres identified as Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the New York Bight. The expeditious assessment of the New York Bight WEAs is critical to meet New York and New Jersey’s ambitious offshore wind goals (9,000 megawatts and 7,500 megawatts respectively by 2035). It will also be key to meeting the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030.
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