Press Releases

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November 2016

Secretary Jewell Announces Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan for 2017-2022

11-18-2016

October 2016

Interior Department to Auction Over 79,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

10-27-2016

BOEM and MassCEC Release Marine Wildlife Survey Results to Guide Offshore Wind Development

10-25-2016

Four years after Hurricane Sandy, BOEM and state partners release new reports outlining Atlantic offshore sand resources for coastal restoration

10-24-2016

BOEM and State of California Launch California Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

10-13-2016

BOEM and ASEA sign Letter of Intent to Strengthen Cooperation on Environmental Matters

10-05-2016

September 2016

BOEM Announces Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Mexico Geological and Geophysical Surveys

09-28-2016

BOEM, Horry County, SC and Army Corps sign lease to use federal sand for shore protection project

09-13-2016

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

09-09-2016

BOEM, Dare County, NC, sign lease to use federal sand for shore renourishment projects along three Outer Banks towns

09-06-2016

August 2016

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $18 Million in High Bids on 138,240 Acres in Western Planning Area

08-24-2016

BOEM Announces Major Advance in Developing Wind Energy Offshore California

08-16-2016

Interior Announces Milestone for Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina

08-12-2016

New Inventory of Arctic Fish Species Provides Unprecedented Look at Arctic Food Web

08-08-2016

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