Tribe expresses concern about offshore wind energy development


Last updated 1/22/2024 at 10:07am

COOS BAY, OREGON-In November, the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians passed a resolution opposing offshore wind energy development off the Oregon Coast. The resolution corresponds with the deadline for comments on the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM") two draft Wind Energy Areas ("WEAs") for development of wind energy in areas near Florence and Brookings.

"The Tribe has not taken a position for offshore wind, but rather, we are at the table to learn about the impacts," said Tribal Council Chair Brad Kneaper. "We recognize th...

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