Manta Ray

Atlantic G&G Environmental Impact Statement offers strong mitigation measures to reduce impacts to marine life. BOEM has completed an environmental review of G&G survey activities off of the Mid-and-South Atlantic coast. The data is used for oil and gas exploration, renewable energy and the use of marine minerals for coastal and wetlands protection.

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Bow of ship (Mica) examined during Pelican expedition in GOM deepwater

BOEM scientists recently participated on a 10-day research mission in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Pelican. The team hopes to learn if exposure to oil and/or chemical dispersant affects the degradation of wooden-hulled and metal-hulled shipwrecks in deepwater.

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Secretary Jewell and Director Beaudreau at Coos Bay, Oregon to announce the first offshore wind project proposed for the West Coast

Offshore renewable energy in the Pacific OCS:  BOEM Director Tommy Beaudreau joined Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to announce the first offshore wind project proposed for the West Coast.  A plan is underway for a 30-megawatt pilot project using floating wind turbine technology off of Coos Bay, Oregon. 

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