Senator Collins, advocate of the 20 mile wind turbine setback for saltwater, simply looks the other way at the setback of several hundred feet on land.
Susan Collins - Bill Proposes Federal Grant Program For Offshore Wind Jobs Training
“America’s clean energy future is blowing in the offshore wind,” says Markey. “Offshore wind will create thousands of new jobs in New England, and we need to provide the cutting-edge skills in the jobs of tomorrow that can meet the changing needs of the workforce. We can harness the hard work and ingenuity of our workers as we harness this exciting new clean energy source that will grow our economy and help combat climate change.”
“In order to harness this substantial supply of clean energy, a coordinated approach between businesses, universities, community colleges, and government is necessary,” notes Collins. “Our bipartisan legislation will help bolster job training programs to assist Americans seeking careers in the offshore wind industry.”
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., is leading companion legislation in the House.
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