Tag Archives: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Fishing vs. offshore energy: A fight for the ocean’s future

EP-151109949.jpg&MaxW=600Fishermen are looking keep their grounds through Pacific County’s new shoreline buffers. The Shoreline Management Program (SMP) limits development to protect water quality, habitat and coastal functions. For years, local agencies have worked to rewrite the program to match new state guidelines.,, Out of the state’s remaining 38 miles of coast open for fishing and development, roughly 32 of those miles border Pacific County. The limited space has caused fishermen to worry that offshore development will cut them off from the catch. Read the rest here 15:20

The Squatters are coming! Bay State Making Plans for Ocean Development

MassOceanPlanIn the third of five public hearings on the 2014 draft Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, Coastal Zone Management (CZM) director Bruce Carlisle opened the Oct. 22 meeting by quoting the original 2004 Ocean Management Task Force” “The ocean can no longer be a place where use is determined on a first-come, first-served basis for competing multiple uses.” Read the rest here 17:39

Public input sought on proposed floating wind farm off Oregon Coast

Many people are skeptical how projects like a floating wind farm will affect nearby people and animals. A floating wind energy farm proposed off the coast of Coos Bay is under review. “This project is a little outside of the crab grounds,” said Hugh Link with the Dungeness Crab Commission, “but we’re also concerned for other fisheries and for the maritime safety.” Read more here 16:06

Dominion Virginia wins right to lease ocean tract for wind farm

Interior officials said they have worked with the Defense Department, maritime and fishing interests, and environmental groups to minimize or eliminate conflicts with wind turbines. Later in the development process, they likely will conduct a full environmental impact review to assess other potential problems. [email protected]  09:52

Cape Fear coast in Obama administration’s offshore energy plans-Interior Secretary Salazar’s Smart From the Start? Lol!

“Today’s announcement represents a significant step forward in facilitating the responsible development of renewable, clean energy offshore the United States,” said BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau. http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/12/12/cape-fear-coast-obama-administrations-offshore-energy-plans#comment-195734

Fisheries Working Group meeting on Offshore Renewable Energy – November 14th at 8:00 AM

November 12, 2012 — The Fisheries Working Group meeting on Offshore Renewable Energy will be next Wednesday, November 14th at 8:00 AM at the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, 52 Fisherman’s Wharf, New Bedford, MA.

Industrialized…Fishing??? How about a Green Energy Industrial Assault?

I guess it’s OK to plant hundreds of 600′ tall (that’s equivalent to a 60 story building) wind towers on prime fishing grounds off of Delaware; but, according to this “Scraping the Seafloor Smooth” op-ed in the NY Times and posted on http://fisherynation.com/archives/1374   “heavy bottom trawling” is leveling off sea mounts and doing drastic damage to our ocean bottom http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/industrialized-fishing-scrapes-the-seafloor-smooth.html?_r=1

“Heavy trawling takes place all around the world, including off the coasts of the United States. In the scientists’ study area — the Mediterranean Sea near Spain   Read More

WASHINGTON -As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bgwiiwiab&v=001Qll-Xe3DdxHqK5lM72iXgwxYClSTDUSBzbveiZFTiSwiGVm2WZQWqbhVVsFKOsW7poG992q9ow6_4JaEyxu-Q88tL-FAH3TqR-r62mC9dtcML3XW7OLlNwc8wpTtBq1T4LzZfIUcYFSdM_pGeTgZKZPmBtWPrxSY1h6VKvN_Y-OsTPwYIOKTqA%3D%3D


Deepwater Wind Statement on BOEM’s Announcement of Wind Energy Area for Rhode Island and Massachusetts

“Deepwater Wind applauds today’s announcement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. We are one step closer to making a regional utility-scale offshore wind farm a reality, serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Long Island, New York. Our Deepwater Wind Energy Center, planned for the site in federal waters announced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today, is the largest planned renewable……….Offshore wind can be constructed and operated in our ocean waters without significant impacts to the important fishing industry. While we firmly believe that offshore wind and commercial fishing can co-exist and thrive in our ocean waters,,,,,,,,,,,Deepwater Wind will soon hire an experienced and respected fisherman from this region to serve as our liaison to the fishing community.  Deepwater Wind commits itself to a development and permitting process in which various fishing interests blah blah blah blah, William M. Moore, Deepwater Wind CEO http://dwwind.com/news/deepwater-wind-statement-on-boem-s-announcement-of-wind-energy-area-for-rhode-island-and-massachusetts