Interior Department Advances Gulf Wind Lease Sale 

First such sale in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) within the Department of the Interior returned an environmental report of no-significant-impact for leasing wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration expects to generate 30 gigawatts of electricity from 30 million acres of the Gulf wind farm by 2030, which would be enough to power 1.3 million homes.

BOEM Director Liz Klein said, “The completion of our environmental review is an important step forward to advance clean energy development in a responsible manner while promoting economic vitality and well-paying jobs in the Gulf of Mexico region.” 

The initial lease sale is proposed for February and will cover more than 300,000 acres in waters off Galveston, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. environmental officials as they assess the impact of wind farms on nature and wildlife.
  • For Director Klein as she leads the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
  • For Interior Secretary Haaland to seek God’s leading as she advances the president’s green energy policies.

Sources: Reuters, Washington Examiner


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