Interior Announces First Gulf of Mexico Off-Shore Lease Auction

Auction for off-shore wind development includes areas off Louisiana and Texas coasts.

The Department of the Interior scheduled the auction date for the first offshore wind leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Three areas were approved for offshore wind development, one 102,480-acre area by Lake Charles, Louisiana, and a 102,480-acre area and 96,786-acre area located near Galveston, Texas. The department has selected a number of businesses that can participate in the auction, which will take place on August 29.

Secretary Deb Haaland said, “By catalyzing the offshore wind energy potential of the Gulf of Mexico, we can tackle the climate crisis, lower energy costs for families and create good-paying jobs.” 

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Elizabeth Klein said, “The Gulf of Mexico is poised to play a key role in our nation’s transition to a clean energy future.” She added that the announcement “follows years of engagement with government agencies, states, ocean users, and stakeholders in the Gulf of Mexico region.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she supports the president’s energy agenda.
  • For Director Klein as she heads the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
  • For U.S. officials to be discerning as they pursue alternative energy sources.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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