CLF Calls Final Offshore Wind Area in Gulf of Maine a Major Step in Clean Energy Future  

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March 15, 2024 (BOSTON, MA) – The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finalized today its designation of a Wind Energy Area in the Gulf of Maine. Conservation Law Foundation released the following statement in response.

“The designation of a Final Wind Energy Area in the Gulf of Maine is a major step in the transition of our energy economy from dirty fossil fuels to clean wind energy. BOEM did a thorough job of listening to concerns about protecting marine life. For the most part, this designation has carved out the most sensitive areas and excluded them from wind turbine construction,” said Kate Sinding Daly, Senior Vice President of Law and Policy.

“CLF will continue to work with BOEM to ensure all possible protections for vulnerable marine wildlife and important habitats are built into the process as it moves toward leasing and construction of these floating turbines. This a very good day for our climate and our energy future.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.