US Unveils Auction For Md. Offshore Wind Leases

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 1:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday said it plans to auction 80,000 acres off Maryland's shores for commercial wind energy leasing as part of the Obama administration’s continuing efforts to entice developers to plant turbines in federal waters off the Atlantic coast.

The DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said it had identified a suitable area about 10 miles off the Maryland coast in conjunction with an intergovernmental task force that included federal, state and local officials. If fully developed, the offshore acreage could...
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