The BlueGreen Alliance Comments on Draft Wind Energy Areas – Commercial Leasing for Wind Power Development on the Central Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf
As BOEM advances offshore wind processes from lease area identification to project development, it should utilize its authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to create a high-road, responsibly developed offshore wind industry.
BOEM plays a key role in ensuring that offshore wind energy lives up to its potential to contribute to resilient domestic supply chains, high-road employment practices, worker safety, equitable access to the benefits of a clean energy economy, and protection of wildlife and the environment each step of the way. When done right, offshore wind power will create thousands of high-quality, family-sustaining jobs in manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance, and in the development of port facilities, transmission, and other associated infrastructure while also minimizing impacts to wildlife and the environment and providing equitable benefits to disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
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