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BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]

Court Makes Decision In Fishing Industry vs. N.Y. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has decided not to grant a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit brought by a host of fishing communities, associations and businesses – led by scallop industry trade group the Fisheries Survival [Read More]

BOEM Holding Competitive Lease Sale For N.C. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

A federal wind auction is being held on March 16 for 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced. According to Sally Jewell, DOI secretary, this latest auction represents the “growing market demand [Read More]

Lawsuit Postponed; New York Wind Auction To Proceed As Planned

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has reportedly come to an agreement with fishermen groups that recently filed a lawsuit to delay the upcoming lease sale of the New York Wind Energy Area. [Read More]

Federal Study: Marine Wildlife Not Affected By MA, RI Offshore Wind Areas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) have announced the results of two multiyear marine wildlife surveys focused on collecting baseline biological occurrence and distribution data for whale, turtle and bird species within [Read More]

California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Is In Full Swing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the state of California recently held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to begin planning for future renewable wind and wave energy development opportunities in federal [Read More]

BOEM Invites Public To Renewables Task Force Meeting In Va.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting, taking place on Sept. 22 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. According to BOEM, the purpose [Read More]

BOEM Hosting Offshore Wind Public Meetings In N.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

Next month, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a public auction seminar and public information meeting on offshore wind development in North Carolina. On Aug. 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Director Abigail [Read More]

Watchdog Group: Coast Guard Stonewalled Approvals Of Offshore Wind Development

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Written by Evlondo Cooper on August 15, 2016

For the last six months, we at the Checks & Balances Project have attempted to get basic questions answered about the U.S. Coast Guard’s offshore wind energy study and a working group that was tasked with determining how offshore wind [Read More]

BOEM Offers One More Week For Public Comments On N.Y. Offshore Wind Area

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the 30-day public comment period for the environmental assessment (EA) of a proposed wind lease area offshore New York. On June 6, BOEM published the “Environmental [Read More]