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BOEM Issues Draft Environmental Impact Analysis for Offshore Wind Area

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the release of the draft Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA) Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment. The draft EA analyzed potential impacts from future commercial leasing and related site characterization and assessment activities within the Morro Bay WEA.

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Virginia Offshore Wind Advances

The Biden Administration is advancing the mid-Atlantic’s first commercial offshore wind development off Virginia’s coast, with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) publishing a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on plans submitted by Dominion Energy Inc. A recent Oceana analysis found that ending new leasing for offshore oil and gas could prevent over 19 billion tons of

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First Major US Offshore Wind Project Approved

The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce announced the approval of the construction and operation of the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States, located offshore Massachusetts. The 800-MW Vineyard Wind energy project will be located approximately 12 nautical mi. (nm) offshore Martha’s Vineyard and 12 nm offshore Nantucket in the northern portion of Vineyard Wind’s lease

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