2017-2022 Proposed Final Program Frequently Asked Questions - Pacific

General Alaska Atlantic Gulf of Mexico Pacific Additional Questions

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What is being proposed for the Pacific in this Program?

Areas off the Pacific coast were not included in the Draft Proposed Program, the Proposed Program, or this Proposed Final Program.

Why is there no activity proposed in the Pacific?

The exclusion of the Pacific Region is consistent with the long-standing interests of Pacific coast states, as framed in the 2006 West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean Health. This agreement expressed the Governors’ opposition to oil and gas development off their coasts, and these states have continued to voice concerns, including in formal comments responding to the Request for Information.

What is different for the Pacific in this Program?

There is no difference between the current Program and the Proposed Final Program. Neither Program includes areas in the Pacific for leasing consideration.