When done right, offshore wind power will combat impacts of the climate crisis while creating tens of thousands of high-quality, family-sustaining jobs. Lease stipulations requiring that projects be constructed under PLAs and utilizing domestic content are key to achieving a high road industry and contributing to national security, worker safety, environmental protection, and a fair return to the United States. Investments in workforce training programs and domestic manufacturing of content used in the construction of offshore wind projects are also necessary for ensuring that we attain the maximum employment potential of this promising industry, with quality, family-sustaining, union jobs. And, throughout every phase of development, responsible siting and construction methods should be deployed that avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse impacts to the environment.
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