I would like to applaud U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District, for joining the rest of the Maine delegation in cosponsoring the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (H.R. 3238 in the House and S. 1397 in the Senate). This bipartisan bill sends a clear signal to investors that America is open for business and committed to producing clean and domestic energy.

Maine’s offshore wind potential is among the highest in the nation, and development of this clean renewable-energy resource on our shores could create thousands of jobs and bring billion of dollars in revenue into the state. At a time when Congress cannot seem to agree on much, it is good to see our leaders in Maine work in a bipartisan way to promote offshore wind development.

As a college student studying environmental policy, I am very pleased to see Maine take leadership in shifting our country away from its dangerous dependence on oil and towards a clean energy future.

Grey Benjamin

Intern with Oceana

(Maine Climate and Energy Campaign)


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