In August of 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order establishing emission reduction goals of reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, putting the state in line with pledges made under the Paris Agreement, and by the federal government, 25 other states, and hundreds of companies in the private sector.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM Begins Key Environmental Assessment In Preparation for Offshore Wind Development in the GOM
By Tod Everage on
Posted in Admiralty and Maritime, Energy, Renewable Energy
In support of the Biden administration’s goal of permitting 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) announced that it has been begun preparing its draft environmental assessment to evaluate the potential impacts of offshore wind development in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
The area to be…
Obama Administration Announces Onerous Regulations on Emissions For All New and Existing OCS Oil and Gas Facilities
By Chauvin Kean on
Posted in Admiralty and Maritime, Louisiana In General
On March 17, 2016, the Obama Administration announced through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) its newly proposed air quality emission regulations for offshore oil and gas activities. According to BOEM, the primary benefit of this rule is “to ensure that offshore facilities and operations are in compliance with the air quality objectives and…