Support New York Offshore Wind


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We, the undersigned elected officials, support the responsible development of offshore wind for New York to create jobs, lead America’s clean energy economy, and protect our state from the worst impacts of the climate emergency. 

Superstorm Sandy highlighted New York’s vulnerability to the climate emergency and the urgency for rapid deployment of renewable energy. The storm’s destruction cost our region 159 lives and $75 billion. Without immediate action, much of New York’s coastline will be lost under a projected 8 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century, along with the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. According to the Regional Plan Association, sea level rise in the New York Metropolitan Region will threaten 285,000 homes valued at $164 billion by 2100.

To achieve a carbon-free power grid by 2040, New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) set a nation-leading offshore wind mandate of 9,000 megawatts by 2035, enough to power 30% of New York State’s electricity needs or 6 million homes. New York currently has five offshore wind projects in active development, totaling more than 4,300 megawatts (MW) and representing nearly half of our state’s 9,000 MW mandate.

Offshore wind development will directly benefit many of our communities across the state. For example, the Port of Albany was tapped by the Governor’s office as the country’s first wind tower assembly site, which will create up to 350 direct jobs in the area.

Offshore wind development will be a major economic driver for New York State, creating thousands of good-paying sustainable jobs, and billions in economic investment in port facilities that support the offshore wind industry, from Long Island to Albany and host of other supply chain businesses. 

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, New York State is uniquely positioned to benefit from offshore wind energy development. The Atlantic Seaboard has the potential to produce more than four times our current energy demand, and almost double the projected demand in 2050. New York’s strong, consistent offshore wind coupled with a wide, shallow continental shelf is perfectly suited for offshore wind deployment using existing technology. 

New York is a member of the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Energy Consortium, which supports the efficient and responsible review of proposed offshore wind energy projects in the Great Lakes. Offshore wind potential in the Great Lakes is more than 700 gigawatts, representing one-fifth of America’s total offshore wind potential. 

The Biden Administration has signaled through its recent actions that the federal government is a partner to the states in scaling up offshore wind development, which is essential for New York to reach its CLCPA mandate. New York and nine Northeast states have committed to work with the President and Administration to accelerate offshore wind development. 

Support for offshore wind development is growing rapidly. Businesses, community groups, environmental justice organizations, labor unions, and environmental groups all want to see offshore wind developed responsibly to help grow jobs and better health outcomes. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) conducted 20 studies and engaged with stakeholders and the public to create the offshore wind Master Plan to determine the most responsible and cost-effective pathways for developing offshore wind energy.

To ensure the economic benefits of offshore wind are shared equitably, in accordance with the CLCPA, frontline communities must be included in the manufacturing, development, and generation of offshore wind power. The law requires 35% of benefits accrue to underserved communities.

New York can lead our nation in developing America’s offshore wind power, which has the potential to meet 90% of total U.S. energy demand by 2050. We’re at the vanguard of a new clean, renewable energy industry that will generate thousands of jobs, create prosperity for our communities, improve our health, and help protect our coastlines.  Offshore wind is essential for a prosperous, healthy, and just future for New York.



Members of EOPA New York

NameElected PositionElected Municipality or District
Ricardo AdamsCommisionerRochester City School District
Steven AlpertVillage TrusteeSuffern
Nicola ArmacostMayorCity of Hastings-on-Hudson
Rachel BarnhartCounty LegislatorDistrict 21
Charles BaroneTrusteeSuffern
Nancy BarrCounty LegislatorDistrict 6
Charles BarronCouncilmemberCity of New York City
April BaskinCounty LegislatorDistrict 2
Arthur BassinTown SupervisorAncram
Joyce BeckerBoard MemberTown of Bethlehem
Alessandra BiaggiState SenatorDistrict 34
Robert BlaisMayorVillage of Lake George
John BouvierCouncilmemberTown of South Hampton
Benjamin Boykin IICounty LegislatorDistrict 5
Philip BoyleState SenatorDistrict 4
Noam BramsonMayorCity of New Rochelle
Neil BreslinState SenatorDistrict 44
Jabari BrisportState SenatorDistrict 25
Keith BrownState RepresentativeDistrict 12
Chris BurdickState AssemblymemberDistrict 93
Ellen CalvesTown SupervisorTown of Bedford
Ann CarvillTown SupervisorPotsdam
Mickey ClearyCounty LegislatorDistrict 32
Dan CoffeyCouncilorCity of Bethlehem
Kitley CovillCounty LegislatorDistrict 2
John CrawfordAlderpersonCity of Olean
James CreightonDeputy Town SupervisorTown of Cortlandt
Joanne CunninghamCounty LegislatorDistrict 34
Maureen CunninghamTown CouncilmemberBethlehem
Steven CymbrowitzState SenatorDistrict 45
Michael DaltonMayorVillage of Canton
Deborah DawsonCounty LegislatorDistrict 10
John DeerTown CouncilorTown of Manlius
Anthony Del PlatoTrusteeInterlaken
Doreen DitoroCouncilmemberCity of Schenectady
Arnold DruckerCounty LegislatorDistrict 16
Beroro EfekoroCounty LegislatorDistrict 7
Robert ElsnerTown CouncilorTown of Massena
Catherine FaheyCouncilmemberCity of Albany
Patricia FahyState AssemblymemberDistrict 109
Delia FarquharsonCouncilmemberCity of Mount Vernon
Ginnie FarrellCouncilmemberCity of Albany
Dennis FeeneyCounty LegislatorDistrict 28
Samuel FeinCounty LegislatorDistrict 6
Elizabeth FeldmanCouncilmemberCity of Ossining
Victoria Free PresserCouncilmemberCity of White Plains
Aviva FriedmanCouncilmemberCity of Binghamton
Joel GagnonTown SupervisorTown of Danby
Sandy GalefState AssemblymemberDistrict 95
Vedat GashiCounty LegislatorDistrict 4
Elizabeth GibbsCouncilorCity of Plattsburgh
Deborah GlickState AssemblymemberDistrict 66
Michael GodlewskiCouncilmemberCity of Glenville
Amy GoldCouncilmemberCity of Ancramdale
Tony GoncalvesTown SupervisorTown of Lewisboro
Richard GottfriedState AssemblymemberDistrict 75
Michael GrazianoCouncilmemberCity of Clarkstown
Carolyn GreenwaldTrusteeVillage of Lansing
Anthony GriceCouncilmemberCity of Newburgh
Mitchell GruberCouncilmemberCity of Rochester
Kevin HansanSupervisorTown of Pound Ridge
Beau HarbinCounty LegislatorDistrict 2
Ronny HardawayDeputy MayorVillage of Lansing
Gary HerzigMayorCity of Oneonta
Michelle HincheyState SenatorDistrict 46
Thomas HoeyCouncilmemberCity of Albany
Rod HoweSupervisorTown of Ithaca
Gary HughesCounty LegislatorDistrict 2
Marshall HydeCouncilorCity of Corning
Andrew JoyceChairpersonAlbany County Legislature
Sara KayeCouncilmemberCity of New Rochellex
Anna KellesState AssemblymemberDistrict 125
Douglas KoopAlderpersonCity of Kingston
Anne KoremanCounty LegislatorDistrict 5
Liz KruegerState SenatorDistrict 28
Mary KuhnCounty LegislatorDistrict 7
Beatriz LeBronCommissionerRochester City School District
Lynne LekakisCounty LegislatorDistrict 8
Dana LevenbergTown SupervisorTown Ossining
Laura LewisAlderpersonCity of Ithaca
Joyce LoveCouncilmemberCity of Albany
Warren LucasSupervisorNorth Salem
Mary LupienCouncilmemberCity of Rochester
Michele MadiganCommissionerSaratoga Springs
Michael maffeoBorough PresidentStaten Island
Damon MaherCounty LegislatorDistrict 10
Zohran MamdaniState SenatorDistrict 36
George MansfieldCouncilmemberCity of Beacon
John M. MartinCouncilmemberCity of White Plains
Richard MatereseSupervisorTown of Union
Rick MattersCouncilorTown of East Greenbush
Shelley MayerState SenatorDistrict 37
David MayoCounty LegislatorDistrict 20
Gary MccarthyMayorCity of Schenectady
John McDonaldState AssemblymemberDistrict 108
Matthew MillerCounty LegislatorDistrict 36
Ramona MonteverdeCouncilmemberCity of Newburgh
Francis MurrayMayorVillage of Rockville Centre
William MurrayTrusteeVillage of New Paltz
Sarah NappaCouncilorCity of Southold
Joshua NathanCouncilmemberCity of Rye City
Ducson NguyenAlderpersonCity of Ithaca
Steven NobleMayorCity of Kingston
Michael OBrienCouncilmemberCity of Albany
Joseph OBrienCounty LegislatorDistrict 25
Felix OrtizState AssemblymemberDistrict 51
Michelle OstrelichCounty LegislatorDistrict 3
Steve OtisState AssemblymemberDistrict 91
Sylvia OverbyCouncilorTown of East Hampton
Nick PageCounty LegislatorDistrict 19
catherine ParkerCounty LegislatorDistict 7
Richard PatierneCounty LegislatorDistrict 1
Michael PatinoVillage TrusteeDobbs Ferry
Carmel PatrickCouncilmemberCity of Schenectady
Matthew PeterCounty LegislatorDistrict 5
Gina PicinichMayorTown of Mount Kisco
John PolimeniCouncilmemberCity of Schenectady
Klaus ProemmVillage TrusteeCanton
Dustin ReidyCounty LegislatorDistrict 30
William ReinhardtCounty LegislatorDistrict 33
Robert RestainoMayorCity of Niagara Falls
Bill RicardCounty LegislatorDistrict 17
Angela RileyCouncilmemberCity of Binghamton
Carlina RiveraCouncilmemberCity of New York City
Bernice RiveraPresidentSchenectady
Thomas RoachMayorCity of White Plains
Martha RobertsonCounty LegislatorDistrict 13
Timothy RogersMayorCity of New Paltz
Edward RomaineTown SupervisorTown of Brookhaven
Michelle RomanMayorCity of Lockport
John RubboMajority WhipDistrict 4
Lynn RuggieroCouncilmemberCity of Hyde Park
Richard RuzzoCounty LegislatorDistrict 1
Richard RyanCouncilorCity of La Grange
Susan RyanCounty LegislatorDistrict 11
Mary Frances SaboTown BoardNorth Greenbush
Christopher SchaefferCouncilmemberTown of Pomfret
Maryjane ShimskyCounty LegislatorDistrict 12
Ramona SmithCouncilorCity of Rome
Frank SodaCouncilmemberCity of Niagara Falls
Sue SteeleCouncilmemberCity of Troy
Art SterlingCouncilmemberTown of German Flatts
Albert A Stirpe JrState AssemblymemberDistrict 127
Kathleen TalbotCouncilmemberCity of Peekskill
Al TaylorState AssemblymemberDistrict 71
Fred ThieleState RepresentativeDistrict 1
Rick TouchetteCounty LegislatorDistrict 37
Austin TylecMayorCity of North Tonawanda
David VanLuvenTown SupervisorBethlehem
Carole WeaverCounty LegislatorDistrict 1
Clifford WeigeltSupervisorColumbia County
Stana WeisburdTrusteeVillage of New Paltz
Robert WeslarCounty LegislatorDistrict 13
Shanae WilliamsCouncilmemberCity of Yonkers
Jewel Williams JohnsonCounty LegislatorDistrict 8
Robin WiltCouncilmemberCity of Brighton
Mark WitmerSupervisorCaroline
Alexandria WojcikDeputy MayorVillage of New Paltz
Tom WoodTown CouncilTown of Plattsburgh
Ken ZalewskiCounty LegislatorDistrict 1
Karen Zalewski-WildzunasCouncilmemberCity of Schenectady
Stefani ZinermanState AssemblymemberDistrict 56
Gary ZuckermanTown SupervisorTown of Rye

*Titles reflect elected position at the time of signing.