Press Releases

LCV Statement on Sunrise Wind Construction Plan Approval

Jun 21, 2024

Washington D.C- In response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) approval of the Construction and Operations (COP) plan for Sunrise Wind off of New York’s Long Island, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) released the following statements:

“LCV is thrilled that BOEM has given the green light for construction to begin on Sunrise Wind,” said LCV Senior Government Affairs Advocate David Shadburn. “Once completed, Sunrise Wind will generate enough clean, affordable energy to power more than 320,000 New York homes per year, further advancing the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. We are excited to continue to work with the administration to direct federal funding from the President’s affordable clean energy plan to offshore wind and other clean energy projects that will bring clean, reliable, and affordable energy to communities nationwide.”


“Today is a great day for New York and its effort to tackle the climate crisis because we need to transition off of fossil fuels and start delivering on clean energy like offshore wind,” said NYLCV President Julie Tighe. “We congratulate Orsted on receiving BOEM’s final approval for Sunrise Wind, which will allow the state to begin realizing the benefits of this shovel-ready project, starting with hundreds of well-paying construction jobs on its way to delivering 924 MW of renewable offshore wind energy, resulting in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air for New Yorkers.”