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Nevada organization calls for greater Latino engagement in politics; Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to change course on transgender rights; Nebraska Tribal College builds opportunity 'pipelines,' STEM workforce.'

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House Republicans deadlock over funding days before the government shuts down, a New Deal-style jobs training program aims to ease the impacts of climate change, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared at donor events for the right-wing Koch network.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.

NY/NJ Elected Officials Celebrate Offshore Wind During Earth Month

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Monday, April 24, 2023   

Throughout Earth Month, elected officials across the U.S. are celebrating renewable energy projects.

In New York, several wind, solar and hydroelectric developments were completed that will power more than 150,00 homes across the state with clean electricity.

Along with these, several offshore wind farms are under construction off the coast of Long Island. East Hampton Town Council member Cate Rogers described the public feedback from residents.

"The community as a whole was in favor," said Rogers. "There are concerns, I don't want to make it like there weren't legitimate concerns from our fishing industry out there. We have a lot of generational fishermen out here in Montauk who are fearful of the impacts to their industry."

She said other concerns are related to safety and construction. Rogers said there was a great deal of opposition to where the transmission cable would have come ashore, although it has since been resolved.

Upon completion, this 132 megawatt offshore wind farm will power 70,000 homes throughout the town of East Hampton.

In New Jersey, the Ocean Wind offshore wind farm will be aiding the state's climate goals. Once it's operational in late 2024, it will be able to produce 1,100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 500,000 homes.

Doug O'Malley - director of Environment New Jersey - said one key to this project's success is the New Jersey Wind Port, where offshore wind turbines will be both manufactured and marshaled to sea.

"The Wind Port is a massive 200 acre facility that for the most part is still kind of open land right now," said O'Malley. "But, over the course of the next two to three years, it will employ 1,500 workers full time."

O'Malley noted that this facility's location puts it in a prime position to get wind turbines out into the ocean for easy construction.

At a federal level, 36 members of Congress, led by New Jersey U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. - D-Paterson - signed a letter calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue clarifying guidance that entire offshore wind projects are eligible for the Investment Tax Credit.



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