Offshore Wind Project Environmental Review Completed

Interior Department making progress on president’s renewable energy goals.

This week the Department of the Interior reported the completion of environmental analysis of an 800-megawatt wind energy project off the shores of Massachusetts. Proposed to be located roughly 12 nautical miles from both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the Vineyard Wind I project would be the first U.S. commercial scale offshore wind project.

“The United States is poised to become a global clean energy leader,” said Land and Minerals Management Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura Daniel Davis. “To realize the full environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind, we must work together to ensure all potential development is advanced with robust stakeholder outreach and scientific integrity.”

“Offshore energy development provides an opportunity for us to work with Tribal nations, communities, and other ocean users to ensure all decisions are transparent and utilize the best available science,” said Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton. “We appreciate everyone’s participation in the process and look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders on the future analysis of offshore wind projects.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of the Interior as renewable energy options are evaluated.
  • For the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as the commercial wind project progresses.
  • For the president’s administration to seek God’s wisdom as they seek to develop and steward energy sources.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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