…by the ocean community and the public to influence policymakers to advance ocean science, education and sound marine policy.
To help further the recovery of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the U.S. Treasury Department today announced that a new rule has been published in the Federal Register for Gulf Coast states and municipalities to receive funding for environmental restoration and economic development projects.
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has defined three Wind Energy Areas offshore North Carolina, which total approximately 307,590 acres, for potential commercial wind energy development.
Representative Don Young [R-AK] has introduced a bill (H.R. 5389) to amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act so that any marine sanctuary designation in Alaska must first be approved by Congress.
Today, Ranking Member of the Environment Subcommittee, Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5309, the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2014.