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Offshore Wind Builders Warn of ‘Existential Threat’ in Congress

June 23, 2022, 3:56 PM

Renewable power developers are warning that legislation advancing in Congress represents “an existential threat to the future of offshore wind in the United States.”

  • In a letter to top Senate leaders, they take aim at proposed maritime crew requirements for specialized wind construction vessels included in a Coast Guard authorization bill
  • The provision would require that for work on the US Outer Continental Shelf, crews either be from the country under which a vessel is flagged or be American mariners
    • “Given the nascent domestic offshore wind industry, there are currently insufficient numbers of trained American mariners, as well as crew ...