Hastings Still Waiting For Answers To Committee QuestionsThe Obama administration yesterday reported that the final version of the president’s National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan will not be released this week as originally expected. In a meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel yesterday, National Ocean Council Office Director Deerin Babb-Brott suggests that the final plan will be released to the public later.
On August 6, 2012, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for its
Proposed Western Planning Area Lease Sale 233 and Central Planning Area Lease Sale 231. CRE’s comments made the following points, among others:
● Oil and gas seismic should not be a major issue in the SEIS.
● Recent assessments by BOEM and others show that seismic and other oil and gas G&G have not caused any harm in the Gulf of Mexico under current, long standing regulation.