Tag: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Scott PowersMarch 9, 2018
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Saying he never got a response in the almost two months since he last asked, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson again wrote to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Friday requesting clarification on what the administration wants to do off Florida’s coast. Nelson’s latest missive comes as the Department plans to close its public comment […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 8, 2018
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Noah Valenstein, Florida’s Secretary of Environmental Protection (DEP), on Thursday sent a letter to the feds in opposition of any exploratory drilling for gas or oil off the state’s coasts. The move comes after Gov. Rick Scott “secured a commitment from (U.S.) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to take Florida off the table for future consideration for offshore […]

Staff ReportsJanuary 19, 2018
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Florida is not yet “off the table” in a federal plan to expand offshore oil drilling, according to an official of the Donald Trump administration. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) acting director Walter Cruickshank revealed to a congressional committee Friday that Florida could still be included in offshore drilling activities, paving the way for […]


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