Governor Martin O'Malley today issued the following statement on the final passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013:
"Offshore wind is a potential win-win-win for Maryland. Today's vote positions our State for greater job creation and opportunity, while moving us forward toward securing a more sustainable energy future. By advancing this promising green technology, together, we have also chosen to do the right thing for our planet; every megawatt-hour of energy we generate from clean wind power, is a megawatt-hour of energy we are not burning into our atmosphere through dirty fossil fuels.
"I'd like to thank Senator Pinsky and Delegate Hucker, who have been long-standing advocates for creating a pathway for offshore wind in our State. I'd also like to recognize the hard work and leadership of Chairman Middleton and Chairman Davis for their commitment to getting this done, and all of the members of the General Assembly who worked to make this a reality for Maryland.
"This is a win for our jobs future, our energy future, and therefore our children's future."