Interior Reviews 30 Million Acres for Offshore Wind Farms

Bureau of Ocean Management to narrow area “based on stakeholder and ocean user input.”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the preparation of an environmental assessment that will review nearly 30 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for offshore win leasing. The area spans from just west of the Mississippi River to the Texas border with Mexico.

“The Gulf of Mexico is well-positioned to support a transition to a renewable energy future, as much of the infrastructure already exists to support offshore wind development in the region,” said BOEM Director Amanda Lefton. “BOEM’s Environmental Assessment is an important step to ensure that any development in the region is done responsibly and in a way that avoids, reduces, or mitigates potential impacts to the ocean and to ocean users.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Lefton to seek God’s guidance as she heads her bureau.
  • For the president’s administration as goals for renewable energy advance.
  • For the Lord’s will to be accomplished in the United States.

Sources: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


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