Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Seismic testing offshore Lowcountry for oil, gas gets federal environmental OK

By Bo Petersen The Post and Courier Federal regulators promise to keep a close watch over potential disruptions to whales, dolphins and other marine species if deafening air-gun blasts are allowed offshore to test for natural gas or oil. But the concessions to protect the […]

Seismic exploration off SC to Virginia coast backed by feds

BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau February 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is endorsing seismic exploration for oil and gas in Atlantic waters, a crucial move toward starting drilling off the Carolinas, Virginia and possibly down to Florida. The department released its final review […]

Critics take aim at upcoming federal report on Atlantic drilling

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Offshore WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s Interior Department is on track this week to release a final environmental analysis that would help pave the way for the first seismic studies in decades to pinpoint […]

Obama hikes ceiling for corporate oil-spill compensation

BY JENNIFER A. DLOUHY Hearst Newspapers February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday took the unprecedented step of moving to hike the amount companies must pay for oil spills, amid a congressional deadlock on the issue nearly four years after the Deepwater […]

2014 should be the Year of the Arctic for energy exploration

BY RANDALL LUTHI | JANUARY 6, 2014 AT 10:07 AM Energy exploration in the Arctic has been a hot topic in recent years and is not likely to cool down in 2014. The United States was stuck in neutral on the topic for 2013, but those […]

NOIA Applauds Proposed Wind Auction Offshore Maryland

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org NOIA Applauds Proposed Wind Auction Offshore Maryland Calls for action on Atlantic Seismic EIS  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on DOI’s announcement of a […]

NOIA President Congratulates Tommy Beaudreau on Nomination to DOI Assistant Secretary Post

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 8, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org     NOIA President Congratulates Tommy Beaudreau on Nomination to DOI Assistant Secretary Post   Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the nomination of […]

NOIA President Comments on Nomination of Janice Schneider for ASLM

  For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org NOIA President Comments on Nomination of Janice Schneider for ASLM  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the nomination of Janice Schneider to be […]

Interior chief seeks balance in use of public lands

October 31, 2013, 04:02 pm By Laura Barron-Lopez Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday handed down a new order to guide energy development projects on public lands. The order "is about good government" and encourages businesses to work with Interior on caring for public lands, Jewell […]

Interior Department sees leadership shuffle

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:57 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  Tommy Beaudreau, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011. (Rich Clement/Bloomberg) WASHINGTON — A top Interior Department official who helped oversee the restructuring […]
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