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First offshore wind leases off the Texas coast offered for bidding

Some oil companies have expressed interest in bidding to build wind turbines off the Texas coast, which could help reduce emissions that cause climate change but still come at an environmental cost.

The offshore wind park of Saint-Nazaire is pictured off Le Croisic, western France, on September 22, 2022.

A great blue heron, a species of migratory bird, walks along the water at Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula on July 18, 2023.
Buddy Guindon, a Galveston-based commercial fisherman and owner of Katie’s Seafood Market, watches over as his employees unload about 30,000 pounds of freshly caught red snapper from a five-day fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston on July 17, 2023.
William Atkins, 30, of Dallas, hands off a basket of red snapper to another fisherman while unloading about 30,000 pounds of red snapper at Katie’s Seafood Market after a five-day fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, in Galveston on July 17, 2023.

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