Climate Jobs NY Update: Take Action for Good Union Jobs
On the heels of a successful vote in East Hampton last month, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the South Fork Offshore Wind Project is being considered by the Federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM). We need YOU to show your support for the South Fork Wind Project that will create good union jobs on Long Island by participating in public hearings this week and next.
As a refresher, the South Fork Wind Project is a 15 turbine, 132MW, project contracted by LIPA to serve a local demand of energy on the South Fork that will be located 35 miles east of Montauk Point, New York. The project will power 70,000 homes and create hundreds of good union jobs. Orsted/Eversource is the developer who has committed to working with LI Labor by investing in our local workforce with a $10 million Offshore Wind Training Center and using contractors who have Project Labor Agreements with the Nassau/Suffolk Building and Construction Trades Council.
The federal permitting process is underway, and we need YOU to comment during the public comment session by February 22 at 5 pm. Click here to learn more and submit your comment!