Fairways North and South withdrawn from 2021 New York Bight Lease

BOEM withdrew two New York Bight wind energy areas from consideration for 2021 leasing, citing potential conflicts with maritime traffic, fishing, and views from Long Island. The State of New York requests wind farms to be at least 18 miles from shore, and the Fairways are only 15 miles from shore. There are still eight wind energy areas up for leasing in the 2021 bid process within the New York Bight.