Wed June 29th – Join 350NYC and the #WinWinNY Campaign

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Rally: 4:45pm, Bryant Park fountain

Followed by:  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Public Meeting: 5-8pm, 109 W 39th St., Empire A Room

Earlier this month the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposed a much-anticipated lease sale of 81,000 acres of ocean off Long Beach for offshore wind development. The area is large enough to support a 700-800 MW offshore wind project which, if developed, would be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in North America! This is a huge step forward for offshore wind in New York, and is a real testament to the momentum we’re building.

On June 29th, BOEM is having a stakeholder meeting here in NYC to go over the environmental assessment that was released along with the lease notice, as well as to solicit comments from New York stakeholders.  This is a critical opportunity to show both federal and state officials that we support them moving forward with offshore wind in NY, and to make sure wind advocates capture the day!

So we’re rallying in Bryant Park at 4:45pm, and then marching over to the stakeholder meeting to voice our support for moving full steam ahead with OSW.

RSVP at the #WinWinNY Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/833776060087280/

Join us!

Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Rally: 4:45pm, Bryant Park fountain

BOEM Public Meeting: 5-8pm, 109 W 39th St., Empire A Room

Please invite your friends!  We’ll have placards and props so we look forward to seeing you there!

FROM THE BOEM WEB PAGE

In addition to the EA meetings, BOEM will host an auction seminar in New York City to describe the auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through meaningful examples. It will be followed by a public meeting on BOEM’s planning and leasing efforts regarding New York offshore wind energy activities. The public seminar and public meeting will be held at the following location:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
TKP New York Conference Center, Empire A Room
109 W 39th St.
New York, NY 10018

Auction Seminar:12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Public Meeting:5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with an overview presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request. Please email your request to me as soon as possible via the address below (please request by June 22 for the June 29 auction seminar and public meeting). For more information about offshore wind planning efforts for New York go to http://www.boem.gov/New-York/.

Tracey B. Moriarty
BOEM Office of Public Affairs (Renewable Energy)
703.787.1571

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