News from Our Partners

The following are news releases issued by MARCO and its partner organizations related to ocean planning topics in the Mid-Atlantic region.

(Updated 11/16/22)

BOEM: BOEM FY2022 Quarter 2 Environmental Studies Report Now Available, 11/15/22

BOEM: BOEM Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Energy Project Offshore New York, 11/14/22

NJBPU: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Selects Offshore Wind Transmission Project Proposed by Mid-Atlantic Offshore Development and Jersey Central Power & Light Company in First in Nation State Agreement Approach Solicitation, 10/26/22

BOEM: BOEM Encourages Nominations for New National Academies Committee for Offshore Wind Energy and Fisheries, 10/26/22

BOEM/NOAA: BOEM and NOAA Fisheries Announce Draft North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy, 10/21/22

New Jersey Governors Office: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Offshore Wind Goal to 11,000 MW by 2040, 9/27/22

BOEM: BOEM Enhances its Processes to Identify Future Offshore Wind Energy Areas, 9/16/22

NYSERDA: Request for Information (RFI) 5166: Offshore Wind Cable Corridor Constraints Assessment, 8/30/22

BOEM: Comment Period Extended for Ocean Wind 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 8/3/22

NOAA Fisheries: Rule to Amend the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Speed Regulations Open for Comment, 7/29/22

BOEM: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Announces Environmental Review of Six Wind Lease Areas Offshore New York and New Jersey, 7/13/22

White House: FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Launches New Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership to Grow American-Made Clean Energy, 6/23/22

BOEM: BOEM Seeks Public Comment on Draft Fisheries Mitigation Strategy, 6/23/22

BOEM: BOEM Standardizes Process for Environmental Reviews of Offshore Wind Construction and Operations Plans, 6/23/22

BOEM: BOEM Invites Public Comment on Draft Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Energy Project Offshore New Jersey, 6/17/22

White House: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates World Ocean Day with Actions to Conserve America’s Deepest Atlantic Canyon, Cut Plastic Pollution, and Create America’s First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan, 6/8/22

USDOI: Department of the Interior Announces Environmental Review of First Proposed Wind Energy Project Offshore Maryland, 6/6/22

USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy Auction, 5/11/22

USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Offshore Wind Energy Leasing on Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, 4/27/22

USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Wind Energy Lease Sale Offshore the Carolinas, 3/25/22

USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale, 2/25/22

BOEM: BOEM Announces Multi-Agency Approach to Enhance Existing Protection Efforts for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales, 2/7/22

BOEM: BOEM and NOAA Announce Interagency Collaboration to Advance Offshore Wind Energy, 1/12/22

USDOI: Interior Department Announces Historic Wind Energy Auction Offshore New York and New Jersey, 1/12/22

BOEM: BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing in the New York Bight, 12/16/21

NYSERDA: NYSERDA Announces Nearly $1.3 Million to Support Predevelopment Data Collection in the New York Bight to Facilitate Responsible and Cost-Effective Offshore Wind Development, 12/8/21

USDOI: Interior Department Approves Second Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Federal Waters, 11/24/21

NOAA National Ocean Service: NEW: National Marine Ecosystem Status website, 10/25/21

USDOI: Interior Department Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Projects Offshore New Jersey, 9/28/21

BOEM: BOEM Extends Comment Period on Environmental Assessment for Proposed Wind Energy Leasing Offshore New York and New Jersey, 9/8/21

BOEM: BOEM Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Sunrise Offshore Wind Project, 9/2/21

USDOI: Interior Department Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility in the North Atlantic, 8/30/21

BOEM: BOEM Completes Environmental Review for Wind Project Proposed for Offshore Rhode Island and New York, 8/16/21

BOEM: BOEM Provides New York Bight Offshore Wind Environmental Assessment Update, 8/10/21

BOEM: BOEM Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Virginia, 7/1/21

BOEM: BOEM Announces Upcoming Environmental Review for a Proposed Wind Project Offshore New York and New Jersey, 6/17/21

USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Competitive Lease Sale for Offshore Wind Development for New York and New Jersey, 6/11/21

BOEM: BOEM, Army Corps, and State of Maryland Enter Agreement for Sand Resources, 5/6/21

NJBPU: NJBPU Announces Major Step Forward in Offshore Wind Goals with Launch of First-of-its-Kind Competitive Solicitation, 4/15/21

BOEM: BOEM Advances Offshore Wind in Major U.S. East Coast Energy Market, 3/29/21

BOEM: BOEM Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore New Jersey, 3/29/21

USDOI: Interior Announces Series of Tribal Consultations in Recognition of the Importance of Nation-to-Nation Relationship, 2/11/21

BOEM: BOEM Releases Draft Environmental Analysis for Offshore Wind Energy Project, 1/5/21

BOEM: BOEM Harnessing Citizen Science with New Ocean Alert Mobile App, 11/19/20

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities: NJBPU Moves to Make New Jersey First State to Align Offshore Wind Transmission Policy with Regional Plan, 11/18/20

BOEM: BOEM Announces Availability of Marine Minerals Program Citizen’s Guide, 8/11/20

BOEM: BOEM Completes Six-Year Submerged Paleocultural Landscapes Project, 6/30/20

BOEM: BOEM Releases Additional Analysis for Offshore Wind Project, 6/11/20

U.S. Coast Guard: Fifth Coast Guard District Commander signs final rule establishing anchorage near Cape Charles, Virginia, 5/28/20

NOAA Office of Coast Survey: Explore the refreshed ENC-based NOAA Custom Chart Tool, 5/18/20

MARCO/Responsible Offshore Development Alliance: New Partnership Will Update and Improve Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Commercial Fisheries Data Products, 4/28/20.

State of New Jersey: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Offshore Wind Goal to 7,500 Megawatts by 2035, 11/19/19

BOEM: Notice of Availability of Guidelines for Lighting and Marking of Structures Supporting Renewable Energy Projects, 10/24/19

State of New York: Governor Cuomo Executes the Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Agreement and Signs Historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, 7/18/19

BOEM: BOEM Announces Next Steps for Proposed New York – New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line, 7/17/19

BOEM: New BOEM Report Projects Future Offshore Sand Resource Needs, 7/12/19

State of New Jersey: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Awards Historic 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation to Ørsted’s Ocean Wind Project, 6/21/19

WHITE HOUSE: Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 5/31/19

BOEM: New OceanReports Tool Brings Ocean Data to Your Fingertips, 4/22/19

Dept. of Energy: Powering the Blue Economy: Exploring Opportunities for Marine Renewable Energy in Maritime Markets, April 2019

NOAA Fisheries: NOAA, BOEM, and Fishing Industry Sign New Memorandum of Understanding, 3/26/19

BOEM: BOEM’s New National Marine Minerals Information System Enhances Coastal Recovery and Resilience Planning, 2/14/19

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