LCV and California Environmental Voters Statements on Historic California Offshore Wind Lease Sales

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA – In response to today’s historic $757 million offshore wind lease sales off the coast of California, the first-ever off of the West Coast, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and California Environmental Voters issued the following statements:

LCV Government Affairs Advocate David Shadburn said:

“Today’s historic California offshore wind lease sales are a massive win for people and the planet – it’s more clear than ever that our future is in clean, renewable energy. Thanks to President Biden and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Californians can look forward to thousands of new, good paying union jobs and lower energy costs in the years to come. We especially appreciate the administration’s thoughtful stakeholder engagement and environmental review processes to ensure any potentially impacted communities are part of their decision making.”

California Environmental Voters Political and Organizing Director, Mike Young said:

“California is making historic strides toward ending our dependence on fossil fuels and towards the necessary pathway to carbon neutrality. Today’s offshore wind lease sales are a testament that hardworking people in the construction trades are an essential part of achieving our goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. This effort will complement the state’s solar energy resources, providing clean energy even after the sun goes down and bringing us closer to a clean energy future.” 

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