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California offshore wind would have no significant environmental impact: BOEM

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed its environmental review of an area offshore wind area in Northern California that paves the way for a development auction this fall.

Development of the Humboldt Wind Energy Area, located 20 miles offshore Humboldt County, is expected to have no significant environmental impact, BOEM determined in its analysis.

BOEM hasn’t yet set a date for the Humboldt WEA lease auction, although agency officials have signaled that the intent is to hold the Pacific Coast’s first offshore wind lease auction this fall.

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