On February 22, 2023, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the first proposed offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. “The announcement is part of the Administration’s latest actions to expand offshore wind opportunities to more regions of the country, building on investments in the President’s Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure […]
Following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf Coast, the Department of the Interior (DOI) bureau in charge of issuing and enforcing environmental and safety regulations acted relatively quickly to release its drilling safety rule (August 2012).
The Department of Interior’s (DOI) most recent and perhaps most consequential responses to the catastrophic April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico are proposed regulations for blowout preventer (BOP) systems and well control, which were published in the April 17, 2015, Federal Register.
Although more than 600,000 facilities are subject to EPA’s SPCC regulations, there are certain facilities, and portions of facilities, that are exempt from the SPCC requirements. Do any of these apply to you? You are out of EPA jurisdiction. The owner or operator of any facility, equipment, or operation that is not subject to the […]
Develop a rare-earth inventory. One bill would direct the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a rigorous methodology for determining which minerals are critical and then use that methodology to designate critical minerals. The bill would establish a collaborative effort between USGS and the U.S. Energy Information Administration to generate annual reviews of domestic mineral trends […]