LCV Statement on New Offshore Wind Call Areas Announcement

Courtnee Connon, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Government Affairs Advocate David Shadburn on today’s offshore wind announcements from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) director Amanda Lefton:

“We are thrilled to see the Biden-Harris Administration continue to make aggressive moves toward achieving its goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. These initial steps to leasing more than 5 million new acres of offshore wind areas off the Central Atlantic and Oregon coasts will create good-paying jobs up and down the U.S. clean energy supply chain all while tackling the climate crisis. Thank you to BOEM Director Amanda Lefton for prioritizing these deployment goals; we look forward to working with the administration to accelerate the transition to clean energy independence.”

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