Press Releases

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June 2015

BOEM Selects National Academies to Form Environmental Committee on Offshore Energy Resources

06-24-2015

BOEM and Association of American State Geologists to Collaborate on Offshore Marine Minerals and Oil and Gas Information Sharing

06-18-2015

BOEM Signs Agreement with Louisiana for Coastal Restoration Project

06-10-2015

May 2015

“Pathways to the Abyss” video is a virtual trip to the Atlantic Canyons

05-27-2015

BOEM Conditionally Approves Shell’s Revised Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan

05-11-2015

Coastal reconstruction to begin at New Jersey’s Long Beach Island

05-07-2015

BOEM and Florida Gulf Coast County Sign Agreement for Shore Protection and Restoration Project

05-01-2015

April 2015

BOEM to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales for 2017-2022

04-29-2015

BOEM Invites Public Comment to Inform Environmental Assessment and Analysis of Chukchi Sea Exploration Plan

04-10-2015

March 2015

Department of the Interior Affirms 2008 Chukchi Sea Lease Sale

03-31-2015

BOEM Coastal and Offshore Archaeological Sites Report Applauded by California Environmental Professionals

03-25-2015

BOEM issues first wind energy research lease in Federal offshore waters

03-24-2015

Open House Meetings Set For Atlantic Coast BOEM experts to discuss Geological and Geophysical Permits

03-24-2015

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $539 Million in High Bids on Nearly One Million Acres in Central Planning Area

03-18-2015

August Lease Sale to Offer All Available Acreage in the Western Gulf of Mexico

03-02-2015

February 2015

Virginia shoreline protection project to begin at Naval Air Station Oceana

02-27-2015

BSEE, BOEM Issue Proposed Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Exploratory Drilling Offshore Alaska

02-20-2015

Interior Department Releases Updated Assessment for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale

02-12-2015

BOEM Announces New Leadership for Office of Renewable Energy Programs

02-11-2015

Obama Administration to Offer Over 41 Million Acres in the Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Development

02-05-2015

President’s FY 2016 Budget Includes $170.9 Million for BOEM

02-02-2015

January 2015

Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development

01-29-2015

Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

01-27-2015

Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina

01-22-2015

December 2014

Secretary Jewell Names Maryland Energy Administrator Abigail Ross Hopper as Director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

12-18-2014

100 New Species of Marine Life Discovered through BOEM Collaborative Research in Gulf of Mexico

12-16-2014

BOEM Adjusts Limit of Liability for Oil Spills from Offshore Facilities

12-11-2014

BOEM Achieves Milestone for Virginia Offshore Wind Research Project

12-01-2014

November 2014

Interior to Auction More Than 742,000 Acres Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development

11-24-2014

BOEM, NOPP Partners Launch Arctic Ecosystem Study in US and Canadian Waters

11-21-2014

Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

11-17-2014