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From The Washington Post:

When Gina McCarthy first met with Obama in the Oval Office on Jan. 10 to discuss the prospect of heading the Environmental Protection Agency, she recalled, “the first words out of his mouth was the need for EPA to focus on climate.”

...

At Interior, Jewell is gearing up to make expanding offshore wind energy a hallmark of her tenure in the same way her predecessor, Ken Salazar, made federal leasing of solar projects a top priority. On July 31, Deepwater Wind won the first-ever auction to pursue offshore wind development in federal waters, paying $3.8 million for two areas off Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Interior will offer additional leases in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts over the next nine months.

(my bold)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Looks like offshore wind power is about to hit the eastern seaboard in a big way. Great for the planet, and a hearty F.U. to Big Oil and its active attempts to stymie these multi-turbine, zero-emission energy projects.

Barrow Offshore wind farm from the air

(Photo: Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, UK)

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 06:07 PM PDT.

Also republished by Good News, SciTech, and Gulf Watchers Group.

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