Tag: comments

OCR Comments on the 5 year Offshore oil and gas leasing proposal

I’ve just filed our comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-2022 Five Year Outer Continental Shelf energy leasing plan. While wind and tidal energy would need leases as well, this plan is singularly focused on oil and gas…

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Atlantic G&G PEIS Shortcomings: 2014

Summary of Atlantic Geological and Geophysical Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Shortcomings:   The PEIS should be reevaluated in the context of the most up-to-date NOAA Acoustic Guidelines. These guidelines have just recently been reviewed by the public and stakeholders whose…

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NOAA/NMFS Acoustic Guidelines reviewed

I’ve just finished the OCR review and critique of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) draft “Marine Mammal Acoustic Guidelines” – a proposed set of metrics to help determine when exposing marine mammals to noise will induce “Temporary” or “Permanent”  Threshold…

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The US Navy really “goes for it” in training area plans

Given their candor in the recent past it is not too surprising that the US Navy their Atlantic Fleet Testing and Training (AFTT) plan will “inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years.”…

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A little information about a deep subject

As this newsletter goes out the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is taking public comments on “Geological and Geophysical activities” of the Atlantic coast of the US, from the tip of Delaware to mid-Florida. This area, along with…

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Is anyone listening out there?

We are closing in on a public comment period for the proposed Northwest Warfare Training Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement (NWTRC – EIS) The comment deadlines are October 24 for the US Navy, and October 31 for NOAA. The NWTRC…

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The Northwest Warfare Training Range Complex EIS

The Northwest Warfare Training Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement (NWTRC-EIS) has been on my sonar for a while now. It seems as if the Navy would like to make the entire ocean a “warfare training range.” While I have written…

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