Maryland Climate Coalition Statement on Defeat of Offshore Wind Bills

March 12, 2018

The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee voted down HB 1135 (Del. Adams), legislation that would have derailed Maryland’s offshore wind projects.

Once again, the General Assembly has affirmed its commitment to ensuring that Maryland is a clean energy leader and economic powerhouse. This vote will help ensure that these offshore wind projects years in the making can fulfill their promise to provide Maryland residents with health and climate benefits, good jobs, and more stable electricity rates. 

These offshore wind projects will be a huge source of pride for our state. Maryland is open for business and ready to seize the opportunity to become the Mid-Atlantic hub for this industry.