CRE recently filed comments on BOEM and NMFS’ scoping for their EIS on oil and gas geological and geophysical exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. CRE’s comments emphasized that that there is no basis for regulating G&G more stringently. In light of the current and historical record, the agencies should consider regulating GOM G&G less stringently. CRE also pointed out that any more stringent regulation of GOM G&G would require a new Information Collection Request under the Paperwork Reduction Act; a new Notice to Lessees; a new Protected Species Stipulation; and OMB Approval. Click here to read these and other points made in CRE’s comments.