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Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Takes the Next Step. Critical news about two leases to develop wind farms in federal waters off Ocean City. If built, the two wind farms will cover almost 80,000 acres, roughly half the size of Howard County.

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Announcements

Abby Hopper to Lead BOEM

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Jewell Names MEA Administrator Abigail Ross Hopper as Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

It was announced on Thursday, December 18, 2014, that Abby Hopper will lead the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management starting on January 5, 2015.  This is great news for Maryland’s offshore wind industry as well as for all national wind projects.Abby-Hopper-2

“There is no better steward of our nation’s domestic energy and mineral resources than Abby Hopper,” said Michael McGeady of CIANBRO Corporation.  “She is a dynamic leader who listens well, has considerable depth in energy policy and inspires others to bring forward substantive ideas.”

“With Abby at the head of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, offshore wind policy in the United States will advance forward.  Abby will bring her vision, leadership and commitment to lead this important department.  I believe Abby will use her adept negotiating skills to force strategies that provide opportunities for the complementary oil and gas and offshore wind industries to work together in a manner that is responsible to the environment and grows the U.S. economy.” Said Liz Burdock, BizMDOSW’s Executive Director.

Please join us in congratulating our friend Abby.

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