The landmark 2010 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act should have made New Jersey a national leader in offshore wind.
Yet, for seven years, little action has been taken to capitalize on this opportunity for creating family-sustaining jobs, increasing clean energy production, and stimulating economic development. Governor Christie, much like the Trump Administration has stalled, and rolled back progress on climate policy.
It’s rare to find such broad consensus on policy issues, but on August 16, several dozen leaders gathered under the shadow of massive wind turbines at the Atlantic City Utilities Authority to demand New Jersey take action on offshore wind. The United Steelworkers District Director joined the Offshore Wind Business Network executive director as well as labor, faith, environmental and community organizations gathered to discuss offshore wind as a foundational strategy in the fight for more clean energy jobs and less greenhouse gas emissions.
Read the full Opinion-Editorial in the Star-Ledger by John Shinn, Director of District 4, United Steelworkers and WEC Board Member and Dan Fatton, executive director, WEC.