Interior to Conduct Review of Maryland Offshore Wind

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management begins assessments.

The Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will begin the task of assessing an area off the coast of Maryland for its offshore wind potential. The bureau will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement after this process to fully assess the risks and benefits of the area. If approved, the area 10 nautical miles away from Ocean City, Maryland could be up for auction by the end of the year.

“President Biden has set the bar high for a clean energy future with ambitious offshore wind goals that will lower costs for families,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “The Department of the Interior is continuing to meet the moment as part of this Administration’s all-of-government approach to addressing the climate crisis, which includes early and ongoing engagement with nearby communities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Haaland as offshore wind leases continue to be promoted.
  • For BOEM officials as they work to establish wind farms off the Eastern seaboard.
  • For the president and his administration as they pursue renewable energy sources along the nation’s oceans and coastlines.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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