Forest Service seeks comment on work to increase efficiency of National Environmental Policy Act com
As many of you are aware the current administration has a stated goal of streamlining the preparation of environmental compliance (National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]) documents and making the environmental permitting process faster and more efficient. This has been evident through a number of Secretary of the Interior (SoI) Orders and guidance devoted to this issue. The intent behind this is to foster infrastructure and energy development. To my knowledge, none of the D
Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For Unleashing America's Offshore Oil and Gas Potential Draft.
Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the next step for responsibly developing the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for 2019-2024, which proposes to make over 90 percent of the total OCS acreage and more than 98 percent of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources