Letter: Don’t depart Maine staff on sidelines in offshore wind improvement

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In vetoing LD 1847, I imagine Gov. Janet Mills is as soon as once more turning her again on union members and exhibiting the state of Maine that the working class and the event of fresh power should not a precedence. We now have been advised, ” Maine Gained’t Wait” repeatedly. However, what we’re listening to is that not solely can Maine wait, however we will enable for it to be accomplished by out-of-state corporations with questionable security information, whereas Maine tradesmen and girls sit on the sideline, as second-class residents in their very own state.

I’m an apprentice electrician with Worldwide Brotherhood of Electrical Employees native 1253. There are about 300 middle-class women and men in our native, with extra becoming a member of annually. When any development employee will get to a brand new job web site he or she begins placing themselves out of a job from day one.

We’re already seeing pushback to photo voltaic farms, and nobody desires to distract from the sweetness Maine has to supply. Offshore wind will assist us transition to scrub power and for almost all of Mainers, they’ll by no means see a turbine creating the electrical energy that may energy their lives.