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ICYMI: NY, MA LCV affiliates weigh in on Biden offshore wind announcement

Mar 29, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Infrastructure week is finally here. Our New York and Massachusetts state affiliates praised the Biden administration’s all-of-government commitment to expanding offshore wind development and creating good-paying, union jobs:

Statement from Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters:

“With the new goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, creating 80,000 jobs, and a multi-agency program to support the timely, environmentally-sound development of this emerging industry, the Biden-Harris Administration is showing that combating climate change and creating jobs go hand-in-hand. Critical investments in port infrastructure and advancing new Wind Energy Areas in the NY Bight will help New York meet its goal of attaining 9 gigawatts of power from offshore wind, make more space available for offshore wind, and cultivate the supply chain in the U.S.  Wind energy can power millions of homes, contribute to our economic recovery, create green jobs, support our communities and slash pollution. NYLCV applauds the Administration for making wind energy and green jobs a top priority and we will continue working with stakeholders as more projects come online.  We look forward to seeing the Administration continue to prioritize a comprehensive climate agenda that incorporates renewable energy and invests in our communities.”

Statements from the Environmental League of MA:

“The Environmental League of MA celebrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s offshore wind announcements.  It takes an integrated, long-term approach to responsibly develop offshore wind.  This Administration has just pledged the talents and resources from across many Agencies to harness this abundant, clean wind power,” said ELM President Elizabeth Henry. “This is a great day for Massachusetts, New England, and the planet.”

“Last year, we launched the New England for Offshore Wind Coalition in a similar spirit,” added Susannah Hatch, ELM’s Clean Energy Coalition Director and New England for Offshore Wind Regional Lead.  “Deep collaboration and long-range planning are the foundation for responsible development and for achieving our climate goals in ways that respect the ocean’s many uses.  We are thrilled that the Biden-Harris Administration understands the promise of offshore wind and is prepared to embrace it.”