BOEM Extends Morro Bay EA Comment Period

On April 6, as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for … Read More

Trident Winds Submits First Floating Offshore Wind Lease Proposal in Washington

Olympic Wind proposed area Trident Winds Inc., a Seattle-based offshore wind developer, has submitted an unsolicited lease request (ULR) to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) for a commercial lease to pursue the permitting, development, construction, operation … Read More

Administration Proposal Includes BOEM Budget Increases for Offshore Wind

Amanda Lefton The Biden-Harris administration has submitted to Congress the president’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The budget reflects the administration’s commitment to ongoing efforts and initiatives vital to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) mission which support the … Read More

Offshore Wind Auction Raises Record Bids of $4.37 Billion

The Department of the Interior has published the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale. The lease sale offered six lease … Read More

New York Bight Lease Bidding Rises Above $3.3 Billion

New York Bight lease areas With such a large offshore wind development rights auction taking place this week, the New York Bight leases are attracting a record number of bids: $3.35 billion as of the recess taken by the U.S. … Read More

U.S. judge quashes Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sale due to climate impact

U.S. judge has invalidated the results of an offshore oil and gas lease sale for acreage in the Gulf of Mexico held by the Biden administration late last year on the grounds of failure to properly account for the lease … Read More

BOEM Prepares Offshore Wind Environmental Assessment for the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico call map As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of permitting 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a draft environmental assessment (EA) to consider the impacts of … Read More

BOEM Seeks More Public Input for Proposed Offshore Wind Project in Massachusetts

In June, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it was conducting an environmental review of and seeking public input on a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind LLC for the Vineyard Wind South offshore wind … Read More

BOEM calls for public input on potential Cook Inlet lease sale

U.S. government agency, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), will be seeking public input regarding a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), analysing the possible environmental impacts of a potential oil and gas lease sale in the Cook Inlet … Read More

U.S. gov’t preparing for latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale

U.S. government agency, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), will hold an oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico on 17 November 2021, the eighth offshore sale under the 2017-2022 leasing programme. Announcing the sale on … Read More