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    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Ocean Wind Unites Hard Hats And Greens

    Labor, environmentalists tout first U.S. offshore wind farm

    Mary Ann Bragg, June 14, 2017 (Cape Cod Times)

    “With the country’s first offshore wind farm up and running for the past six months [off the coast of Rhode Island], labor and environmental advocates are looking toward future collaborations on even larger projects…As more offshore wind energy projects are developed off New England and New York more grassroots effort is needed…The nonprofit National Wildlife Federation sponsored [a] boat tour of the 30-megawatt, five-turbine wind farm installed by Deepwater Wind, one of three offshore wind energy companies with plans to build more wind turbines…The federation, with 6 million members, wants to protect wildlife from the effects of climate change through clean energy options such as wind…[Among the 115 people on board] were labor leaders representing union members such as welders, painters and crane operators who helped build the wind farm…Construction of the wind farm created 300 local jobs…” click here for more

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