TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV regarding the issuance by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) of its final environmental impact statement for the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind project.
“We are excited to see Ocean Wind 1 reach this permitting milestone in a multi-step process regarding the environmental impact of the project. Offshore wind will protect our environment by tackling climate change, bring clean energy, improve the health of our communities, increase domestic control over energy production, and the create good local, family-sustaining jobs,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “I am grateful to the independent scientists for their research. We know one of the greatest threats to our oceans and marine ecosystems is climate change. With increased ocean temperatures, fish and higher species are changing migration patterns and ranges, coral reefs around the world are bleaching and dying, and whole ecosystems are threatened with collapse. In order to protect our marine life, we must address climate change, and responsibly developed offshore wind, like Ocean Wind 1, is an important tool in protecting our wildlife.”