Press Releases

BOEM Press Release Banner - Two photos showing BOEM's Director, Abigail Ross Hopper and others engaging the media.
 

April 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