Announcement Made as BOEM Facilitates International Discussion on Offshore Wind Energy in the Pacific
On Wednesday, the House passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012) by a vote of 241-178.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science passed their fiscal year (FY) 2017 bill by voice vote this week; it is responsible for funding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Commerce (including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
From the assessment of sediment characteristics used to identify where to drill for oil to the seismic surveys required to safely anchor a wind turbine, when it comes to finding and securing energy in an offshore environment, geosciences are of the utmost importance.
H.R. 1684, a bill to expand the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require foreign oil companies take responsibility for spill cleanup in the same way that domestic companies are, passed the House by voice vote this week.
After more than 16 hours of mark up, the House Armed Services Committee passed the $610 billion Defense Authorization bill for FY2017 with a vote of 60 to 2.
Scientists supported by the Department of Energy likely won’t be happy with Congress’s version of the budget for the agency in fiscal year 2017, which begins 1 October.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing was intended to examine the role of environmental policies on access to energy and economic opportunity, but mainly focused on whether climate change is occurring.
The US and China have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.
The Obama administration has halted new leases for coal mining on federal lands as it launches a multi-year review of the program, which critics have long called a taxpayer rip-off and a threat to...