Tag Archives: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Interior Approves New York City Offshore Wind Project, Commercial Fishermen Oppose

cape-wind-power-farm-b1The Offshore Wind Project in New York City is given a go signal by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) last week. On the other hand, the commercial fishermen disagree in building windmills on pylons within approximately 329 square kilometers of the New York Bight. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the department took a major step in broadening the nation’s energy portfolio, channeling power near population centers on the East Coast. The Offshore Wind Project is a public-private collaboration by Con Edison, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and New York Power Authority (NYPA). On the other hand, the fishing industry has urged for BOEM to relocate the project. They reasoned that the wind development might constraint valuable scallop habitat and initiate navigational hazards for fishing boats. They added that the construction of the project could also harm the scallop fishery. Read the rest here 08:25

Cooper: Hypocritical winds blowing over Atlantic

cape-wind-power-farm-b1Just a day after saying it will ban commercial oil drilling off the Atlantic Coast, the Obama administration dedicated more than 125 square miles off Long Island in the Atlantic for the development of commercial wind energy. The hypocrisy could be heard up and down the more than 2,000 miles of Atlantic coastline. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was the administration point person sent out to make the case. The oil drilling decision, she said on Tuesday, “protects the Atlantic for future generations. Now is not the time to start leasing off the Atlantic Coast.” Read the rest here 14:09

80k acres off Long Island coast dedicated (HIJACKED) for wind energy

Federal officials on Wednesday dedicated hijacked more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the state has “tremendous” offshore wind potential. “Today’s milestone marks another important step in the president’s strategy to tap clean, renewable energy from the nation’s vast wind and solar resources,” she said in a statement. Read the rest here 08:29

Obama administration opens up southern Atlantic coast to offshore drilling – but restricts it in Alaska

Obama BPThe Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to allow oil drilling in Atlantic waters off several Southeastern states, including Virginia, while moving to restrict access to oil companies along the Pacific and in environmentally sensitive areas off Alaska’s northern coast. “This is a balanced proposal that would make available nearly 80 percent of the undiscovered technically recoverable resources, while protecting areas that are simply too special to develop,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in unveiling the plan. Read the rest here 13:24

Menendez & Booker Lead Senate Letter Against Oil & Gas Drilling off the East Coast

…letter sent to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell requesting the continuation of the longstanding protections against offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters off…….. They don’t go far enough. No off shore wind. <Read more here>  08:46

This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

Obama BPNo Fishing“This ruling is very disappointing to the administration, and could have a negative impact on the ocean and its wildlife,”  The stance is a rare one for a GOP governor to take — especially one who might have presidential ambitions — given that seismic airgun testing is a prelude to eventual drilling. The Obama administration is expected allow production in the Atlantic for the first time in decades in its next five-year drilling plan, which it is drafting. Read more here 12:43

Offshore Wind Shill Interior Secretary Sally Jewell – former engineer, banker and business executive cheers for wind power tax credit’s

Interior secretary cheers for wind power PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s role kicking off an offshore wind industry conference Tuesday probably came as no surprise to many inside the Rhode Island Convention Center. As a former engineer, banker and business executive, Jewell — who succeeded Kenneth Salazar at the Interior Department in February — seemed at home surrounded by wind energy developers. [email protected]  09:16