Update on proposed offshore oil and gas leasing


Here is an update on the Federal Government’s proposed offshore oil and gas leasing program.  The Washington State “listening session” has been rescheduled for March 5th and a new venue.  The new spot is the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr., SW.  The scheduled time is 3pm to 7pm PST.  This is on the west side of Olympia, not downtown.  Take the Decatur/Crosby St exit off of 101, cross over the freeway and then turn right on Evergreen Park Dr. SW.

There some parallel events at the same location that start with speakers at 1pm and a People’s hearing 2-7:30, sponsored by Sierra Club and other groups.  They are also urging people to go to the BOEM session as well.

Also, as a reminder, comments on the proposal are still due March 9, 2018.  They would prefer you to comment online, though they will take mailed comments.  For online comments, go to https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/.

Thanks to Andy Pallmer for the update.

3 Responses

  1. True, but it doesn’t stop them from leasing it for exploration. Explosions underwater that distinctly harm wildlife.

  2. Very little oil and gas potential in offshore Oregon and Washington. Check OPB Q&A – 1/25/18 for review.

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