Press Releases

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October 2014

BOEM to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Cook Inlet Lease Sale

10-21-2014

BOEM Proposes 40-Million-Acre Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

10-16-2014

U.S. Initiates Prototype System to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity BOEM, NASA and NOAA to Participate in Monitoring Projects

10-06-2014

August 2014

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $110 Million in High Bids on More Than 400,000 Acres

08-20-2014

Interior Auctions 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development, Advances President’s Climate Action Plan

08-19-2014

BOEM to Modernize Financial Assurance and Risk Management to Better Address Potential Costs, Liability of Offshore Energy Development

08-15-2014

BOEM and Maine Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

08-13-2014

Secretary Jewell Announces Milestone for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina

08-11-2014

BOEM and South Carolina Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

08-06-2014

BOEM and East Carolina University Sign Agreement to Evaluate North Carolina Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

08-05-2014

July 2014

BOEM Extends Comment Period for Information Request on Next Five Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program

07-30-2014

BOEM and Rhode Island Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

07-30-2014

BOEM Issues Call for Information and Nominations for Potential 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Offshore Alaska

07-25-2014

BOEM and Massachusetts Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

07-24-2014

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition on the Research Vessel Pelican

07-21-2014

BOEM Issues Record of Decision for Environmental Review of Geological and Geophysical Survey Activities Off the Atlantic Coast

07-18-2014

BOEM to Offer 21 Million Acres in the Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Development

07-17-2014

Interior Department Achieves Another Milestone for Offshore Commercial Wind Energy Development in New Jersey

07-17-2014

BOEM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Form Partnership for Coastal Restoration

07-03-2014

Interior to Auction Nearly 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development

07-02-2014

June 2014

Milestone cleared for First Marine Hydrokinetic Research Lease Offshore the West Coast

06-19-2014

Secretary Jewell, Governor Patrick Announced the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Energy Area Available for Commercial Development

06-17-2014

Secretary Jewell Announces First Step in Robust and Open Public Process to Develop a Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022

06-13-2014

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Testing

06-03-2014

May 2014

Secretary Jewell Announces Award of First Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf of Mexico Subject to U.S. – Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement

05-30-2014

BOEM and Maryland Sign Agreement to EvaluateSand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-29-2014

BOEM to Conduct Environmental Review of Renewable Energy Demonstration Project Offshore Oregon

05-28-2014

BOEM and Virginia Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-28-2014

BOEM Seeks Industry Interest in Wind Energy Development Offshore New York

05-27-2014

BOEM and Delaware Sign Agreement to Identify Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-23-2014

BOEM and New York State Sign Agreement to Identify Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-20-2014

BOEM and New Hampshire Sign Agreement to Identify Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-16-2014

BOEM and New Jersey Sign Agreement to Identify Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

05-12-2014

April 2014

BOEM Accepting Nominations for Scientific Committee

04-24-2014

BOEM Publishes Final Rule Giving Developers Additional Time to Submit Plans for Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy Activities

04-16-2014

BOEM Proposes Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

04-15-2014

BOEM Publishes Environmental Analysis of Proposed Wind Energy Data Collection Facility Offshore Georgia

04-01-2014

March 2014

BOEM Announces $5 Million Contract Opportunity for Sand Resource Data Acquisition for Hurricane Sandy Projects on the Atlantic

03-24-2014

BOEM to Assess Competitive Interest in Site of Proposed Wave Energy Test Center Offshore Oregon

03-21-2014

Secretary Jewell Announces Oil and Gas Lease Sales Garner $872 Million in High Bids Covering 1.7 million acres in Gulf of Mexico

03-19-2014

BOEM to Conduct Environmental Review of Renewable Energy Research Activities Offshore Virginia

03-13-2014

President's FY 2015 Budget for BOEM Includes $169.8 Million to Advance Exploration and Development of the Nation's Offshore Resources

03-04-2014

February 2014

BOEM Completes Environmental Review for Geological and Geophysical Survey Activities Off the Atlantic Coast

02-27-2014

BOEM Publishes Proposed Adjustment to Limit of Liability for Offshore Facilities that Cause Oil Spills

02-21-2014

Obama Administration to Offer 40 Million Acres in the Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Development

02-13-2014

Secretary Jewell Announces Key Step Forward for Offshore Wind Project in Oregon

02-05-2014

January 2014

Secretary Jewell Honors BOEM and Two-Dozen Environmental Research Partners

01-16-2014