Press Releases

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July 2016

Bureau to Offer 24 Million Acres in the Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Leasing

07-22-2016

BOEM Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Cook Inlet Lease Sale

07-15-2016

BOEM Announces Updated Financial Assurance and Risk Management Requirements for Offshore Leases

07-14-2016

Interior Issues Final Regulations to Raise Safety & Environmental Standards for Any Future Exploratory Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters

07-07-2016

June 2016

Secretary Jewell Announces First Step to Develop Wind Energy Offshore Hawaii

06-22-2016

Interior Announces Milestone for New York Offshore Commercial Wind Energy

06-02-2016

May 2016

BOEM Initiates Planning for California Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

05-31-2016

BSEE and BOEM Publish Joint Environmental Assessment on Use of Well Stimulation Treatments in Federal Waters off California

05-27-2016

April 2016

BOEM, Jacksonville and U.S. Army Corps Sign Agreement for Shore Protection Project Along Duval County Beaches

04-13-2016

March 2016

BOEM Approves Virginia’s Offshore Wind Research Activities Plan

03-24-2016

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $156 Million in High Bids on 693,962 Acres in Central Planning Area

03-23-2016

BOEM publishes proposed rule governing negotiated agreements for sand, gravel and shell resources on the Outer Continental Shelf

03-21-2016

BOEM Initiates Review of Proposal for Wind Energy Development Project Offshore California

03-21-2016

BOEM Proposal to Modernize and Improve Offshore Air Quality Monitoring

03-17-2016

Secretary Jewell Announces Milestone for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore New York

03-16-2016

Interior Department Announces Next Step in Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Planning Process for 2017-2022

03-15-2016

February 2016

Obama Administration to Offer 45 Million Acres in the Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Development

02-18-2016

President’s FY 2017 Budget Includes $175.1 Million for BOEM

02-09-2016

“Atlantic Canyons” study team to receive prestigious award at Ocean Sciences 2016 in New Orleans

02-04-2016