To the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
America’s offshore wind resources are vast and have the technical potential to meet our current electricity needs more than twice over. But as of 2021, there are only two offshore wind projects in the United States. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.
In order to pick up the pace of offshore wind development, I urge BOEM to streamline the offshore wind permitting process to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of this abundant and reliable resource.