Interior Seeks Input on New Offshore Wind Locations

The department has identified two potential lease areas in Gulf of Mexico.

Last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management opened up two potential offshore wind lease areas for public comment. They have inspected and reviewed portions of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico and prepared the first draft of their environmental review for offshore wind projects in the area. Public comments on the drafts will be accepted for the next 30 days.

“The promise of renewable energy is undeniable, as is the momentum for a clean energy transition,” said Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. “Today’s announcement in the Gulf of Mexico is one of many commitments we are making to spur innovation, create good-paying jobs, and collaborate with states, Tribes, and communities to ensure that we are doing everything we can to care for our Earth.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s discernment regarding the stewardship of U.S. land and territory.
  • For the president and his energy advisors as they pursue and develop alternate power sources.
  • For Director Amanda Lefton as she oversees the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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