Environmental Assessment Released for Area Offshore of North Carolina

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released an environmental assessment supporting a potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres of federal waters off the coast of North Carolina for wind energy development. This announcement builds on BOEM’s work to jumpstart development of offshore wind through state and federal collaboration and processes to identify Wind Energy Areas and hold competitive lease sales. To date, BOEM has awarded seven commercial wind energy leases off the Atlantic Coast.


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