BOEM gives green light to offshore wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico

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A key milestone towards the potential first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico has been reached.

Official Press Release BOEM:

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing in the Gulf of Mexico

Environmental analysis finds no significant impacts

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of permitting 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today issued a final environmental assessment (EA) on potential impacts from offshore wind leasing on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico, a key milestone towards the potential first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf. Based on the analysis in the EA, BOEM has issued a finding of no significant impacts to environmental resources.   Today's announcement was made possible by the work of Gulf of Mexico Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, a collaboration between Tribal, Federal, state, and local government... ... More: Official Press Release BOEM

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