Date Set for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that BOEM will hold Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, August 20. The lease sale will offer ~4,026 blocks covering ~21.6 million acres in federal waters located 9-250 miles offshore Texas and Louisiana in water depths ranging from… More »


DOI Issues Report on its Contributions to Economy

The Interior Department recently announced the release of the “U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report”for Fiscal Year 2013 in which the Office of Policy Analysis estimates the Department’s economic contributions, including energy and mineral development on public lands.  Overall, the report concludes that the Interior Department contributed $360 billion to the domestic economy and… More »


DOI Announces Scheduling Changes for U.S. EITI Public Meetings

The Interior Department has announced that the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group Advisory Committee will hold its September 9-11 meeting at the South Penthouse of the Interior Department’s Steward Lee Udall Building and will reschedule its November 18-20 public meeting for December 10-11 at the North Penthouse at the same location. Agenda items for… More »


Federal Agency: West Indian Manatee Reclassification May Be Warranted

In response to a Dec. 2012 petition filed by the Pacifc Legal Foundation on behalf of Save Crystal River, Inc., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced that it is seeking comments by September 2 on its 90-day finding that substantial scientific or commercial information indicates that it may be warranted to reclassify… More »