Federal officials at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have been soliciting public comments regarding the possibility of offshore wind turbines along the Atlantic coast. In a positive turn of events, North Carolina's new Governor, Pat McCrory, sent a strong letter of support for wind power farms off of North Carolina's coast.
Governor McCrory's letter to federal officials was covered by the News & Observer:
"This is an important step to develop North Carolina's world-class wind energy resources," McCrory wrote to the feds. "Development of commercial wind farms off North Carolina's coast could stimulate factory development in the state to provide the necessary equipment and bring jobs in that sector."
Governor McCrory's letter is an important signal to federal officials that offshore wind power has bi-partisan support in North Carolina. Join us and thank Governor McCrory by sending him a message with your personal reasons for supporting green jobs and wind power.
Dear Governor McCrory,
Thank you for your recent letter to federal officials in support of offshore wind power.
[Your comments will be inserted here.]
Offshore wind is not only clean and renewable, but North Carolina ranks #1 in Atlantic wind resources. Wind power, as you note, is already creating jobs in NC and has the potential to bring many more if further investments in wind power are made off our coast. North Carolina based renewable energy companies have seen tremendous growth in recent years and I hope your administration will do whatever you can to make this job creating industry a cornerstone of the North Carolina economy.
Sincerely, [Your name here]
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