Responsibly developed offshore wind is a win for people, wildlife, and the planet. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s is set to review Rhode Island and Connecticut’s Revolution Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan, and a swift and thorough review is critical to advancing clean energy solutions for our future. Sign the petition below to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to urge rapid and responsible offshore wind development.
New England is perfectly positioned to seize the environmental, economic, and public health benefits of offshore wind power. While energy demand is high and new clean energy options are few, we are within reach of one of the strongest offshore wind resources in the world. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s swift and thorough review of Revolution Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan is critical for us to stand up this clean energy solution in a timely and responsible manner.
Offshore wind energy is in a unique position to address the unprecedented and intersecting environmental, public health, and economic crises that exacerbate racial and social injustices. We can transition away from fossil fuels that are concentrated in low-income and communities of color, and develop this renewable energy resource with attention to stakeholder input, improving access to public comment opportunities to ensure that impacts are properly evaluated. We can prioritize training a local workforce and people that have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and revitalize U.S. manufacturing to maximize economic benefits from this industry. And we can protect wildlife and ecosystems while we do it, requiring the use of best management practices informed by the latest science. We can do all of this – and we must.
We have no time to lose in advancing clean energy solutions that rise to the environmental, economic, and public health crises our nation faces. It’s time to chart another course, and make responsibly developed offshore wind power a pillar of our energy future.
I urge you to act expediently and with thorough care to complete the environmental review of Rhode Island and Connecticut’s Revolution Wind project.