LCV Statement on Biden-Harris Administration Announcement of First-Ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in the Pacific

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo, kmadunich@lcv.org, 909-767-9743

Washington D.C. – In response to today’s announcement from the Department of the Interior that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold its first-ever offshore wind lease sale off the coast of California in December, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Government Affairs Advocate David Shadburn

“We applaud the Biden-Harris administration for taking this big step towards securing a clean energy future. The Pacific Ocean has enormous potential to generate the wind energy needed for a just and clean energy transition away from dirty fossil fuels. Today’s announcement, the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s west coast, will jump start the west coast’s opportunities to benefit from the clean energy economy by creating good-paying union jobs and lowering energy costs for American families, all while combating the climate crisis. We are grateful to BOEM for engaging in a thoughtful stakeholder engagement and environmental review process and celebrate their hard work towards meeting President Biden’s commitment to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 and leading us towards a clean energy future for all.” 

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