BOEM Unveils Updated Environmental Studies Program Information System

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced the agency’s “reinvention” of the Environmental Studies Program Information System as part of an effort to “streamline the search, discovery, and retrieval of environmental science.” Developed in partnership with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, BOEM states that the new site aligns the agency with the government’s “move… More »

BOEM Releases Notice to Lessees on General Financial Assurance

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the issuance of a Notice to Lessees that provides updates to bureau names and citations and covers all BOEM general financial assurance requirements.  The NTL clarifies requirements for general financial assurance but does not address additional security (supplemental bonding) or oil spill financial responsibility requirements.

Filing for Ohio Fracking Case Closes

The deadline for filing legal arguments in a critical case for the future of Ohio fracking closed on September 4, with several pro-industry organizations filing amicus briefs in support of Ohio Secretary of State John Husted’s decision to prohibit local counties from placing anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. Athens News reports that the state… More »

Pennsylvania Township Requests Permanent Fracking Ban

The Newton Township, Pennsylvania Supervisors unanimously approved an anti-fracking resolution requesting the Delaware River Basin Commission make permanent a moratorium on fracking in Bucks County and the Delaware River Basin. According to Bucks Local News, “the resolution asks the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to also keep in place its moratorium against issuing permits to drill for… More »