November 30, 2023

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

BOEM Approves Empire Wind
Empire Wind is the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind farm to receive approval from the federal government following BOEM's approval.
Dominion Energy
BOEM Approves Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

Federal regulators have approved the nation’s fifth and so far largest utility-scale offshore wind farm: the 2.6-GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

Four New Wind Energy Areas Designated in Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the sites 47 to 82 miles off Texas and Louisiana have a potential of up to 9.27 GW.

BOEM Designates Draft Wind Energy Area in Gulf of Maine

Federal regulators have designated a draft wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine, shrinking it substantially from its earlier stages and excluding a key lobster fishing area.

Lund's Fisheries
Opponents to NJ OSW Project Sue BOEM To Stop Project
A coalition of commercial fishing interests, hotel and motel owners and an environmental group have sued to overturn approval for New Jersey’s first offshore wind project.
Draft Environmental Statement Prepared for Maryland OSW
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has prepared a draft environmental impact for the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project.
Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Environmental Report Published
BOEM published the final environmental impact statement for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, setting the stage for approval of the largest wind farm yet in U.S. waters.
BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Empire Wind
Federal regulators have completed their environmental analysis of plans for Empire Wind, finding potentially significant impact to the fishing industry.
Fishermen Quit RI Coastal Board in Anger
The panel of fishers advising Rhode Island’s coastal regulator has abruptly quit, accusing the agency of bias toward the offshore wind development they fear will harm the seafood industry.
Gulf of Mexico Wind Energy Auction Falls Flat
The first offshore wind lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico drew minimal interest and extremely low bids.

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