Sending Office: Honorable William R. Keating
Our nation is in the midst of a clean energy revolution. More and more of our electricity is being generated by renewable energy and we are only beginning to utilize one of our great untapped renewable resources: offshore wind. Our nation’s very first offshore
wind farm came online in 2016 off the coast of New England and others are in development thanks to state and federal partnerships. In order to take full advantage of this burgeoning field, we need to make sure American workers are fully trained and
ready to pave the way for growth and innovation in this new American energy industry.
To that end, we invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.R. 3068, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation that creates a new grant program to help unions, colleges and universities, state and local governments, and nonprofits develop offshore
wind job training programs. These grants will help develop curricula, internships, health and safety programs, and other activities deemed appropriate by the Secretaries of Energy, Labor, Interior, and Education to develop an offshore wind workforce. The bill
prioritizes grants to community colleges, organizations that service minority populations, and those helping workers from other industries transition to the offshore wind workforce.
The legislation is endorsed by: Utility Workers Union of America, American Wind Energy Association, National Ocean Industries Association, Consumer Energy Alliance, and BlueGreen Alliance (including the United Steelworkers International, National Wildlife
Federation, and Sierra Club).
Please contact Andrew Nelson in Congressman Keating’s Office at:
Andrew.Nelson@mail.house.gov if you have questions or would like to cosponsor.
Rep. William R. Keating Rep. Joeseph P. Kennedy III Rep. Donald Norcross
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Rep. Alan Lowenthal Rep. A. Donald McEachin
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