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.
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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.