US territories take another step towards offshore wind

Offshore Wind Journal | David Foxwell | December 11, 2018

National Ocean Industries Association president Randall Luthi issued the following statement following the passage of HR 6665, the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, by the House of Representatives.

“House passage of HR 6665 is welcome news for many Americans. Too often, Americans in the US territories are our forgotten citizens. The Offshore Wind for Territories Act empowers US territories such as Guam and Puerto Rico to tap their offshore resources and strengthen their energy security while providing jobs and economic growth for hardworking Americans.

“NOIA supports the inclusion of US territories in Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act by this bill and by the recent recommendations by the Royalty Policy Committee.

“As the 115th Congress draws to an end, it is imperative that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources follow the leadership of Representative Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) and pass this bill in a timely manner.”

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