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WA - Wind energy: ‘Ensure social justice’

The authors say it is time to convene interests, including fisheries, to plan to move forward with offshore wind energy projects on the West Coast. This convention must be held to concretely ensure the economic interests to fisheries from offshore wind energy installations impacts, both direct and indirect.

Re: “Washington’s moment to shine in offshore wind energy” [Nov. 23, Opinion]:

The authors say it is time to convene interests, including fisheries, to plan to move forward with offshore wind energy projects on the West Coast. This convention must be held to concretely ensure the economic interests to fisheries from offshore wind energy installations impacts, both direct and indirect. Environmental justice principles must be observed when installing offshore wind energy — meaning the social and economic well-being of existing users of the waters along the West Coast must not be impacted by these projects.

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