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.
On Wednesday, July 30, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) introduced the Land Based Marine Debris Reduction Act of 2014 (H.R. 5283).
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.
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman Jay Rockefeller [D-WV] introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (S.2757) this week.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a notice stating that it will conduct a series of listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is extending the public comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Scientists at Penn State University have discovered two new coral reefs near the site of BP’s historic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the impacts to those reefs from the spill have been greater than expected, according to research released Monday.
For thousands of years, the jagged rocks of a submerged mountain range about 80 miles off the coast of Gloucester have preserved one of the region’s most distinct marine habitats.
Fresh-caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift gillnets in the Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles starting on Friday.
On July 28th and 29th, Ocean Leadership hosted a meeting with industry leaders, naval engineers, and marine scientists to build on the International Maritime Organization Guidelines on Ocean Noise (April 2014) and discuss the issue of underwater noise from ships and to formulate a plan for the next steps to move forward on this issue.