August 04, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on New BOEM Offshore Wind Map

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the new offshore wind Bureau of Ocean Energy Management map and the development of offshore wind off the coast of Maryland.

“Meeting Maryland’s offshore wind energy targets is one of our top clean-energy priorities. Not only will these targets ensure Maryland is leading the way in the clean energy transition – they are also central to creating good-paying, union jobs and revitalizing local manufacturing. That’s why earlier this week I held a call with key Administration officials to emphasize the importance of this goal and the need to ensure the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management leasing process allows us to meet Maryland’s targets. As this process moves forward, I will keep working closely with the White House and relevant agencies to ensure Maryland can meet its offshore wind targets.”