For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 16, 2021
NOIA Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Completion of New York Bight Environmental Analysis Brings a Generational Opportunity One Step Closer
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed its environmental review of New York Bight offshore wind leasing, finding no significant impacts:
“The completion of the environmental review of New York Bight offshore wind leasing, which found no significant impacts, means that two coastal states with massive populations and large economies are a step closer to new energy and economic opportunities. Not only will a New York Bight offshore wind lease sale open a door to investment in New York and New Jersey - two states critical to the success of American offshore wind - but will support jobs and businesses throughout the U.S.
“The release of the environmental analysis comes two days after the three-year anniversary of the most recent U.S. offshore wind lease. That sale, for offshore Massachusetts, generated a ‘bidding bonanza,’ with $405 million in winning bids. We are just scratching the surface of what American offshore wind will achieve. NOIA applauds BOEM and encourages them to keep up the momentum so that critical investments have the certainty needed to support our supply chain, ports, and workers.”
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.