Upcoming Environmental Review of Potential Offshore Wind Leasing Activities

The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued its Final Wind Energy Area in the Gulf of Maine, establishing which offshore areas in the Gulf of Maine are open for commercial wind energy leasing and development.  BOEM issued notice it will be preparing an Environmental Assessment for commercial lease issuance, site characterization activities, and site assessment activities in the Gulf of Maine, with comments due April 17th. Drummond Woodsum attorneys Michael-Corey F. Hinton, Stacey Caulk, and Brendan P. Keenan, Jr. have been working closely with BOEM throughout this process on behalf of a client with significant ties to the Gulf of Maine. Read more from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management here.