NEPA Modernization Will Unlock Offshore Wind, Shovel-Ready Energy Jobs

For Immediate Release: Wednesday July 15, 2020
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

NEPA Modernization Will Unlock Offshore Wind, Shovel-Ready Jobs

Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement regarding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) update: 

“An unprecedented economic crisis needs a historic comeback. The Trump Administration has carefully modernized NEPA so that critical projects can escape endless bureaucratic red tape and lawsuits and get to work with their shovel-ready jobs, while still ensuring a thorough environmental analysis. A smarter NEPA foundation means that many energy and infrastructure projects have the certainty and clarity to finally move forward under the same high level of safety and environmental stewardship Americans demand. A brighter future awaits countless projects, including planned offshore wind farms up and down the Atlantic Coast with the billions of dollars of investment and tens of thousands of American jobs they will bring.

“These changes to NEPA are critically important policy to both investment and environmental stewardship. Our members are ready to work.”

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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.