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LCV and Virginia LCV Statements on Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Project

Oct 31, 2023

Washington D.C.- In response to today’s announcement from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to approve the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VALCV) released the following statements:

“We’re thrilled for the addition of the nation’s largest offshore wind project yet! This announcement builds on progress by the Biden-Harris administration to stay on track to meet their goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 and create even more good paying clean energy jobs in our country,” said LCV Government Affairs Senior Advocate David Shadburn. “We applaud this new milestone to continue building a clean energy economy and transition away from dirty fossil fuels.”


“Virginia’s truly reached a clean energy milestone and we wouldn’t be here without the Biden Administration’s leadership on renewable energy and the visionary policies enacted by the General Assembly in 2020 and 2021 – policies that Governor Youngkin and his allies have repeatedly tried to weaken or repeal, despite the clear economic and environment benefits of advancing a clean energy future,” said Virginia League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Michael Town. “This project is a milestone, but is hopefully the first of many to come – we must do everything we can to transition to a clean and just energy future and offshore wind will play an outsized role as we commit to 100 percent clean electricity by mid-century.”