In stark contrast to President Trump’s proposal to expand dirty and dangerous offshore drilling to nearly all U.S. waters, the federal government is also evaluating a path forward for future offshore wind energy in the Atlantic Ocean.
Offshore wind can and should play a major role in our energy future when done in an environmentally sound and responsible way. Unlike offshore oil and gas, offshore wind energy is safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable. In fact, Oceana found that offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, without the threat of another devastating BP Deepwater Horizon-like disaster.
It’s time for the U.S. to transition away from dirty and dangerous offshore oil toward a clean energy economy. The ocean can and should be part of that solution.
Read Oceana’s full comments to the federal government here.