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The Latest On: Oceans

December 21, 2022 | From the Experts

A Big Year for Sharks

The work to protect sharks is a daily effort, especially with climate change and biodiversity loss. As the year ends, we're celebrating progress.

December 21, 2022 | Legal Document

Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258

National and community-based environmental groups filed a legal challenge to stop the Department of Interior’s lease sale in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Lease Sale 258, scheduled for Dec. 30, 2022, would auction off nearly a million acres of federal waters in Southcentral Alaska, opening the door to decades of future oil-and-gas drilling.

November 23, 2022 | Legal Document

Conservation Groups Comments on Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 259 and 261 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

It is imperative to minimize further oil and gas leasing and development in the Gulf of Mexico to protect the wellbeing of Gulf Coast communities and
abide by our nation’s climate commitments. This Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process provides the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) an opportunity to take a hard look at the environmental, health, and social harms from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development and give them appropriate consideration when exercising its discretion in holding Lease Sales 259 and 261. The National Environmental Policy Act process provides guidance for BOEM’s decision-making process for those sales.