Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Empire Wind is the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind farm to receive approval from the federal government following BOEM's approval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has prepared a draft environmental impact for the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project.
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.
Federal regulators have completed their environmental analysis of plans for Empire Wind, finding potentially significant impact to the fishing industry.
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.
The first offshore wind lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico drew minimal interest and extremely low bids.
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