Dismissal of Challenge to BOEM’s Issuance of U.S. Offshore Wind Lease Upheld by Appellate Court | ZFZ Updates


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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of a challenge to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s issuance of a lease for an offshore wind installation in U.S. waters. Notably, the court did not address the substance of the challenges brought under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a maritime statute that will continue to impact the leasing and permitting process, as well as other offshore wind activities in the U.S. moving forward. Watch Nick Paine’s breakdown for all the details.