NY and NJ U.S. Representatives Urge for Jump-Start in New York Bight Offshore Wind Development

A group of 25 U.S. Representatives from New York and New Jersey urged BOEM director Amanda Lefton to “jump-start the offshore wind leasing process” in New York Bight.

New York and New Jersey “would see more high-paying jobs, new sources of tax revenue, and massive capital investments as a result of new leasing and subsequent offshore wind development and construction in the New York Bight,” the representatives wrote, estimating that from 2025 to 2030, construction within the New York Bight could support 32,200 jobs a year, $3.3 billion in annual wages, and $183 million in annual state tax revenue.